MOTHER, EDUCATOR, LEADER
About Carrie Sanders McKeehan
Carrie is a Louisville native, mother, and teacher, passionate about making Louisville and Kentucky a better place to work, live, and play.
As a special education teacher with Jefferson County Public Schools, Carrie knows the power of education to change lives and help every person reach their version of the American dream. These experiences led her to serve as an Associate Principal for a local private school, where she helped drive student success.
Carrie is an active member of her community and is involved in her church and multiple non profit organizations that help the most vulnerable in our community. Prior to becoming an educator, Carrie gained experience in social work while working for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. There, she gained the knowledge and tools to help those less fortunate and in need.
As your state representative, Carrie will work to improve our community for our children and grandchildren by making our community safer, our economy stronger, and our schools better.
Message from Carrie
“We have more in common than what the pundits and the media portray. I am not running to represent a political party, or ideology, or any special interest, my only interest is you!”
Carrie Sanders McKeehan - Candidate 41st District
“We are at our best when we serve others.”
I am running to represent you and your family in Frankfort. Working together we can make our district a better place. For the past several months I have been walking our neighborhoods, meeting with people like you, and listening to your concerns. What I am told, time after time, is that we all want more economic opportunity, better schools, and safer neighborhoods.
Once elected, I will serve in the majority in Frankfort. That means that, unlike our current Representative, our community will actually have a voice in Frankfort for our district’s needs. With that voice, I can get things done for our district including much needed funding for roads, infrastructure and community projects.
Constituent services will be my top priority. It is going to take the input of all citizens in our district to be successful. I am urging you to express your concerns and communicate with me on issues important to you. My office will serve as a caseworker for you and your family, and help you navigate the many state agencies. My goal is to make state government more accessible to you.
My background in education and social services have prepared me to serve on the Health and Family Services Committee, the Education Committee and Committee on Local Government.
If I am selected to serve as a member of the Health and Family Services committee, I will make sure all Kentuckians have access to quality healthcare, mental health services, and substance abuse counseling.
I will also work to combat the unfortunate reality that Kentucky leads the nation in child abuse and neglect. That is unacceptable. I will introduce a plan to fight this epidemic:
Prevention: educate healthcare professionals, parents, teachers, and first responders to identify at risk children.
Mitigation: expand social services and provide access to mental health for these at risk youth.
Rehabilitation: work to end the cycle of violence that plagues many families in our community and provide support for those children and adults who suffer abuse and neglect.
If selected to serve on the Education Committee, I will work to tackle the problems affecting our students.
Depending on what study you read, Kentucky ranks anywhere from 36-45th in quality of education. In the area of adult outcomes, based on postsecondary educational attainment and workforce indicators, Kentucky's grade is a C-minus. This is also unacceptable.
I will fight to ensure our public schools and universities get the funding they deserve. In addition, I believe we need to take a holistic view of our education system to make sure students have the tools and technology they need to be successful, and our teachers have competitive pay and a solvent retirement system. And while we seek to fund and strengthen our universities, we also need to ensure we provide technical and vocational training for young people who select a trade school.
If selected to be a member of the Committee on Local Government, I will be able to work with Louisville Metro Government and city leaders to secure funding for our local police, firefighters and EMS.
We all deserve to live in safe neighborhoods, and with the recent increase in violence and property crime, it is going to take all of us to confront the issue. Not only will I seek additional funding for our first responders, I will seek community safety and enhancement grants to create programs and fund facilities to help keep our kids safe and off the streets.