and KY Constitution.
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."
John F. Kennedy
I was born to a strong Christian family in Illinois and when I was 8 years old my parents Daryl and Diana Deaton made the tough decision to move myself and my three siblings to Kentucky. Kentucky was a home for opportunity. With an incredibly strong work ethic and a strong devotion to God my parents were able to establish a small business that I am proud to say twenty two years later Deaton’s Greenhouse and Nursery still operates in Independence Kentucky. God has blessed my family in so many ways, including a little brother, a strong community that surrounds us, and opportunities that have been overly abundant. These blessings are why I am running for the State House of Representatives in the 64th District. The American Dream is alive in Kentucky and when I am elected to the State House I will fight to insure that every citizen has the same opportunities that were afforded my family.
My siblings John Deaton, Melissa (Deaton) Cross, Elizabeth (Deaton) Martin, William Deaton and I attended Piner Elementary, Twenhofel Middle School, and Simon Kenton High School. At Twenhofel I met my wife, Lauren (Richardson) Deaton, but it took me until high school to realize how amazing she was. My high school sweetheart and I will be married five years this Spring. When I went off to Georgetown College Lauren attended Eastern Kentucky University. With a strong devotion to each other and a love based on God’s grace we remained together. Now we attend St. Barbara’s Church with her family. We have a lovely rescue dog that provides plenty of laughter with her antics. We enjoy weekly family dinners and watching UK basketball together.
In 2008 I graduated from Georgetown College with my Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in political Science. In 2013 I graduated from Valparaiso School of Law and later that Fall passed the Kentucky Bar. During these three years, with my wife continuing to live in Independence, my love for the Commonwealth became even more pronounced. I met wonderful people while I was in Indiana but nothing could compare to the family, friends, and community I had in Kentucky.
November 2014 I was elected to Independence City Council where I was overwhelmed with the support I received during and after the election. Every meeting I work hard to bring research and common sense thinking to the tasks at hand. I have and will continue to have an open door policy approach to my work.
In 2015 I started my own law practice after working as a Court Designated Worker in Boone County. I keep myself busy as a board member of the Telecommunications Board of Northern Kentucky as well as a board member for 22 Until Valhalla, a non-profit organization for Veterans who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
With your contribution and support we will be victorious in November. You have my solemn vow that each morning I will wake up thinking about how I can help you and your family succeed. Every night before bed I will keep you in my prayers. Each day I will be out there talking with members of the community so as to always stay responsive to the needs of Northern Kentucky. This is your candidacy, your opportunity to insure that the values and dreams of Northern Kentucky are heard in Frankfort. When I am in Frankfort it will be you who I am fighting for. I humbly request in turn that you keep my family and myself in your prayers. Thank you for your support. Please contact me with any questions or concerns that you have. May God bless you, the Commonwealth, and the United States of America!
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.