Conservative Small-Business Leader Josh Branscum Running for State Representative in House District 83

Russell Springs, KY – Conservative small-business leader Josh Branscum of Russell Springs announced his candidacy for state representative in House District 83 – which includes Clinton, Cumberland, Russell and part of Pulaski Counties.

“As a life-long resident of the district, I’ve seen firsthand the conservative values of faith, family and hard work that make our communities strong,” Branscum said. “I am running for state representative to be a voice for these values and for the people of my district in Frankfort. I pledge to fight every day for the principles and policies that will help keep our families strong and our businesses growing and creating jobs.”

Branscum grew up in Russell Springs and started his career as a laborer at Branscum Construction, the family business. Branscum worked his way up to become executive vice-president of the company, where he helps build up communities and create jobs.

Branscum also represented the Republican Party of Kentucky on the State Board of Elections. He was nominated unanimously among the bipartisan board to serve as Chairman. Additionally, Branscum has served on the Republican Party of Kentucky’s State Executive Committee.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky. While attending Georgetown College, he was a member of the Georgetown College Football team and the 2001 NAIA National Championship team. After graduating from Georgetown, Branscum attended Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management.

Branscum lives in Russell Springs with his wife Kara Branscum, who is a teacher at Russell County Middle School and their two children; Porter Grace (8 years old) and Knox Archer (5 years old).