Kunze to run for Daviess County Judge-Executive

January 6, 2022 | 12:11 am

Updated January 5, 2022 | 6:10 pm

Bruce Kunz | Photo provided

Bruce Kunze, who has held numerous community leadership roles over the years, has filed to run for Daviess County Judge-Executive. He said he wants the county to move forward through progressive leadership.  

Kunze has four broad goals that he has identified as being important to the county’s future progress. 

First among them is enhancing economic opportunities for all Daviess County residents “in order to realize their full potential as productive members of our community.” 

Kunze also wants to explore innovative ways to streamline and provide sufficient funding for public safety; establish and fund annual drainage and infrastructure projects; and ensure fiscal responsibility. 

He said he will share concrete objectives for each of these goals going forward.

“I believe that in order for us to prosper we must be willing to elect leaders who are committed to making the right choices for our community, even when that means making tough decisions,” Kunze said. “Whether you are a Democrat, Republican, or Independent, I ask that you look at my commitment to Daviess County and my ideas for moving us forward. My campaign will not be about party differences, but about working together for our future as one of the most progressive, vibrant counties in Kentucky.”

Kunze said he has devoted his adult life to public service including roles as a teacher, counselor, church leader, Daviess County Commissioner and community volunteer.

As a former longtime board member of the Owensboro Regional Farmers Market, Kunze coordinated the planning, funding, and construction of the new market pavilion.  

He is currently a director of the Wendell Ford Government Education Center; board member of the Community Dental Clinic; treasurer of the local Retired Teachers Association; and volunteer working with the community’s new Afghan refugee population.

Kunze has been married for nearly 41 years to Susie DeLacey Kunze. They have two adult children, Nathan (Lyndsey) and Erin, along with four grandchildren. He and his wife live on a small farm near Utica that Susie’s grandparents purchased in 1925. 

Kunze is the owner and operator of Browns Valley Vineyard, where he has grown table and wine grapes for more than 20 years.

January 6, 2022 | 12:11 am

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