5-minute video by Geoff:
North Korea is the most urgent crisis point in the world today. Andy Barr (R), the Trump Administration, & all other Democratic candidates in the 6th District (KY-6) seem determined to increase the tension with North Korea until their leader snaps and attacks some of our troops or ships in Asia. That could quickly lead to World War 3 & the end of all human life on earth.
Geoff grew up in Marblehead, Massachusetts and moved to Fayette County, Kentucky in 1982. He went to MIT and graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. There were two classes of particular interest to him – they were in the field of political science and were taught by Noam Chomsky.
He first came to Lexington, KY in the summer of 1977 where he spent the summer helping Architecture Professor Dick Levine build a solar house near Raven Run.
Geoff went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at UMass Amherst. After completing his degree he returned to Kentucky for good in 1982. Geoff completed a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics at UK. His thesis was on the Agricultural-Congressional Complex as compared to the Military-Industrial Complex.
Geoff and several other antiwar activists staged a sit-in in 1985 at the Lexington office of Senator Mitch McConnell in an effort to stop Congress from funding the Contras, a terrorist group in Nicaragua supported by the Reagan Administration. Lexington attorney Gatewood Galbraith (now deceased) represented them before a jury. They were found guilty of a violation, Trespassing in the 3rd degree, but the jury only fined them $5 each. Geoff later went on to lead a group of patriotic citizens trying to place Vice President Dick Cheney (R) under arrest for invading Iraq when he visited Lexington in 2008. No arrests occurred.
Geoff spent 14 years working in Frankfort, where he promoted energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies for Kentucky’s state energy office, an agency now called the Department for Energy Development and Independence (DEDI). He was the Assistant Director for most of that time and participated in more than a dozen utility company cases before the Public Service Commission (PSC).
After leaving state government, he led the Sierra Club team that intervened in PSC Rate Case No. 2006-00472, “General Adjustment of Electric Rates of East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc.” The team’s goal was to help the utility improve energy efficiency in its large service territory.
From 1982 to 2014, Geoff served in a wide range of responsible volunteer positions at Good Foods Co-op in Lexington, including treasurer, board member, Board President, Bylaws Committee chair, Planning Committee member, and Finance Committee chair. He took a leading role from 2009 to 2013 in forming the Kentucky Chapter of the Green Party of the US.
Geoff ran as a Green against State Representative Stan Lee (R-Fayette County) in 2012 but didn’t win. He switched back to his lifelong party, the Democratic Party, on 10/11/13 and ran as a Democrat in 2014 against US Congressman Andy Barr (R). On May 20, 2014, Geoff won 39% of the Democratic primary vote, even though Elisabeth Jensen (D) had outspent him by a ratio of 9 to 1. If Geoff had been able to raise the $800,000 that Ms. Jensen did, he would easily have won the primary and gone on to crush Andy Barr in the general election on November 4, 2014.
In 2015, Geoff ran for Governor in the Democratic primary against Jack Conway. That race led to a major lawsuit for alleged election fraud. Geoff is not a lawyer. His lawsuit is now in the Federal Appeals Court for the 6th District. He is suing Conway and the Kentucky Democratic Party for $10 million.
Geoff ran for Congress again in 2016 and learned even more. His opponent in the Democratic primary was Rev. Nancy Jo Kemper, who was a fanatical supporter of Hillary Clinton (D) and endless wars of aggression by the US. Rev. Kemper lost by a landslide to Andy Barr in the 2016 general election.
This is Geoff's 3rd run against Andy Barr, and no other Democrat can do the job.
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