Josie (Josie) Raymond (D-SH041)
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Capitol: 502.564.8100
FAX: 502.564.6543
District: 502.381.5242
Kentucky Legislature
Room 467 Capitol Annex 702 Capitol Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601

District Office:
702 Capitol Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601
Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Adam   
Committee Assignments
MemberHouse Committee on Families and Children
MemberBudget Review Subcommittee on Health and Family Services
MemberBudget Review Subcommittee on Personnel, Public Retirement and Finance
MemberBudget Review Subcommittee on Education
MemberHouse Committee on Education
MemberHouse Committee on Elections, Constitutional Amendments and Intergovernmental Affairs
MemberInterim Joint Committee on Families and Children
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations and Revenue
MemberBudget Review Subcommittee on General Government, Finance, Personnel and Public Retirement
MemberInterim Joint Committee on Education
MemberInterim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue
MemberInterim Joint Committee on State Government
Counties Representing


Josie has dedicated her career to creating opportunities, particularly pathways to education, for people in poverty. That's because she knows the value of a good education. It's what took her from tearing up her mom's driveway with a pogo stick behind the old K-Mart on Breckenridge Lane to earning her bachelor's and master's degrees at Columbia University in New York City. It's what took her across the country to create programs and educate young people. Finally, it's what brought her home to a cul-de-sac in Hikes Point, where service feels even more meaningful.

She has been a journalist writing about poverty and homelessness, a middle school reading and writing teacher, a nonprofit manager focused on helping students become the first in their families to go to college, and a coach for struggling students at the University of Louisville. In each role, her mission was the same- lift up people seeking to build better lives for themselves and their children. Now, as a Student Success Coordinator at the University of Louisville, I hear harrowing stories of the obstacles faced by young people, and every day I'm encouraged by the resilience they show in overcoming them. Her husband, Adam, a writer, took her to duPont Manual High School's junior prom on their first date. They have three kids.