Frankfort, KY—Today Rachel Roberts (D-Newport) filed to run in the 2020 Primary Election for Kentucky House of Representatives, District 67, recently vacated by former Representative Dennis Keene. Roberts, a Newport business owner and entrepreneur, ran for State Senate in Campbell, Bracken and Pendleton Counties in 2018 and built a groundswell of support, particularly among newer voters. Governor Andy Beshear has not yet called the special election to fill the current term for the open seat.
“We have big shoes to fill with the departure of my friend, Dennis Keene,” said Rachel Roberts. “I will commit myself to continuing the legacy he has created of economic growth, community beautification, infrastructure development, and support for education and teachers. In the coming months when I am talking to voters in the district about my passion for education, training and promoting entrepreneurship, I will also be listening closely to the needs of the district. Together we will continue to have strong representation in the halls of state government in Frankfort.”
“It is with great excitement that I announce my support for the candidacy of Rachel Roberts to represent the 67th District in Kentucky’s House of Representatives,” said Dayton Mayor Ben Baker. “Over the past few years I have worked alongside Ms. Roberts on issues that are very important to Northern Kentucky’s future. I have found her to be caring, intelligent, and compassionate. District 67 faces many challenges as we move forward and Rachel’s vision and determination are the characteristics that will help her, and therefore our district, succeed in Frankfort.”
“Our cities will have a strong voice in Frankfort with Rachel Roberts as our next state representative,” said Highland Heights City Council member Rene Heinrich. “She cares about families in our district and has a proven work ethic as a businesswoman and entrepreneur.”
Roberts is owner of The Yoga Bar studios, the most successful, locally founded center for mindfulness in the region which was also voted Best of Northern Kentucky, and she is co-owner of RAKE Strategies, a brand strategy firm. She grew her businesses from scratch and had the savvy and dedication to build The Yoga Bar into a thriving hub for community involvement and charitable fundraising. Her clients include partnerships with The Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals, FC Cincinnati, Newport on the Levee, as well as some of the area’s most respected employers, and she provides PTSD mindfulness training for local firefighters. Rachel conducts trainings for Fortune 500 companies and is known around the world for her international retreats. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road, is on the board of directors for the Newport Business Association and serves on the board of Mental Health America, Kentucky.