Women to Watch: Rachel Roberts, Enterpreneur, Small Business Owner Steps in to Run for Kentucky Senate
September 2, 2018
Newport, KY–Rachel Roberts, a Democrat and local business leader, is on the ballot this November to become Northern Kentucky’s first Democratic woman elected to the Kentucky State Senate. Rachel is from a long line of civil servants and is taking the natural step to serve residents of Senate Dist. 24 which encompasses Campbell, Bracken and Pendleton counties.
“I’ve marched alongside my fellow citizens, I’ve made hundreds of calls to our representatives, I’ve done petitions, I’ve donated, and from all that I have learned one thing: it’s not enough. We need thoughtful, hardworking and proven leaders to bring our communities together and be true champions for their interests. Now is the time to bring government back to the people!”
“We need a fresh approach to lawmaking in Kentucky. It’s time to toss out the half measure, legacy politicians. My opponent ran on overcoming the opioid epidemic, but under his watch addiction numbers have skyrocketed and Campbell County ranks second in the state for most heroin and fentanyl deaths.”
“The bottom line is that people in our district need better jobs, solutions to the opioid epidemic and a strong education system for our children. I’m running to bring resources back to our region and develop real solutions for the people who live here.”
Roberts is owner of The Yoga Bar studios, voted Best of Northern Kentucky, and co-owner of RAKE Strategies, a brand strategy firm. She grew her businesses from scratch and had both the savvy and dedication to build The Yoga Bar into a thriving hub for community involvement and charitable fundraising.
As with the rest of her family, Rachel Roberts always looks for the best opportunity to serve her community. Her family roots are in Paris and Lexington, Kentucky. Rachel’s Mother, Norton Roberts, is a Chase Law School graduate and spent her early career working for labor rights. Rachel’s father, John Roberts is an Addiction and Mental Health Specialist. Rachel and her husband Michael Skrzelowski, a Beechwood H.S. graduate, live in Newport.