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A Fond (Not) Farewell.

Dear Friends,

As my term as vice-chair winds down to a close, I would like to part with some words of reflection and thanks. I have served on the state executive committee for the better part of three years. I am announcing tonight that I will not be pursuing a statewide office at the upcoming convention.

Due to an unfortunate scheduling conflict, I have a prior military obligation that will prevent me from being at the convention. This is regrettable, as I will miss many of you, my friends, at our one annual gathering. If you are going, please visit LPKY.ORG to register.

This has been a long and, at times, grueling post to maintain. There have been times when I have taken controversial and strong public positions that have cast me in some bad light on the national party scene, but I want to thank those of you who were there for me in those moments.

Unfortunately, our work is never done, and we are never given the luxury of resting on our laurels. Major issues await our attention as a party in the years to come. Our officers, candidates, and activists are volunteers, but the work they do is never ending.

Our goals are clear. We must achieve ballot access equality so that every Kentuckian has a voice at the ballot box. We must stand up for our most vulnerable citizens and victims of oppression and injustice. We must be a venue for diverse expression and government accountability. We must ask the hard questions when others dare not.

Thank you for your support, and I look forward to seeing this party grow in the future. Thank you for your contributions of effort, time, and money, invested in the party, as candidates for office, and as fellow activists. Thank you for all that you do, and for all that we will continue to do.

In Freedom,

Joshua Koch