ELECTION 2014: Magistrate, District 7: Danny Eades

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Eades to run for District 7 Magistrate

By Lisa King

Danny Eades, a product support team member at Process Machinery, is one of four candidates vying for the open seat in District 7 being vacated by retiring longtime magistrate Mike Whitehouse.

Eades, a Shelby County native who also operates a small family farm, said his motivation in running for office is to be a positive influence on the future of his community.

"I want to serve as magistrate for District Seven because I am completely vested in this community," he said. "I have lived and worked in District Seven my entire life. I have seen the way our county has changed through the years, and I would like to help manage and shape the changes that are to come in the future. I believe in living within your means and maintaining a balanced budget. I feel our county should do the same, and I would like to help insure that continues."

Eades, 42, a 1989 Shelby County High School graduate, and a newcomer to the political arena, worked at Shelby Supply for nearly a decade before coming on board at Process Machinery.

"If elected magistrate for District Seven, I will strive to maintain the integrity and conservative values of our county,” he said. “My goal is for my children and future grandchildren to have the opportunity to grow and prosper in the same community that has given so much to me."

Three of Eades' children attend Shelby County Schools ‑ his oldest child, Sarah, is a student at Morehead State University - and he is active in organizations at all of their schools. He belongs to the Simpsonville Elementary PTO, the West Middle PTSO, is a Collins FFA volunteer, a chaperone with the West Middle School Presidential Leadership Program, a coach with Shelby County Parks, a volunteer for the Finchville Fall Festival and a member of Kentucky Farm Bureau.

The candidate: Danny Eades

AGE: 42

PARTY: Republican

CURRENT ROLE: Process Machinery product support team and farmer

EDUCATION: Shelby County High School

FAMILY: Wife Julie, children Sarah, Nick, Colby and Sydney