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Campbell County Businessman Peter Garrett announced he is a candidate for Campbell County Commissioner District 2. Garrett owned Peter Garrett Gunsmiths, Inc., the oldest gunsmithing shop in the state of Kentucky, for over 40 years. A life long resident of Campbell County, Garrett lives on his third generation family farm in southern Campbell County.

Garrett has engaged in civic and political activity for more than 40 years. He was a founding member of the Newport Political Action Committee. NEWPAC was responsible for reforms that led to political stability in Newport. This stability was the cornerstone for projects such as the Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, the rebirth of Monmouth Street and many other projects.

Garrett, a Republican, said “Running a business in Newport and living on a farm in Campbell County has made me very familiar with issues that affect the people living in our community”. Garrett is the son of Kentucky Historian and Deputy Coroner the late Dr. Morris Garrett.

Campbell County Commission District 2 covers parts of Dayton, Bellevue, Ft. Thomas, Silver Grove, Cold Spring, Ross and California.



I will represent the entire County. I live on my 3rd generation family farm in southern Campbell County.

I owned one of the oldest businesses in Newport, established in 1874.

I travel Rt. 8, the AA highway, and US 27 or Licking Pike every day. I know and experience the entire County every day.

I am on the Board of Directors of the Campbell County Conservancy. We are dedicated to preserving and restoring Campbell County’s natural areas and way of life.  I am intimately involved with preserving and promoting natural areas and our way of life through my involvement with the Farmland Work Group, the Campbell County Conservancy and the Campbell County Soil Conservation District. We get one chance at this. It is the future of Campbell County.

Economic development is best achieved by making Campbell County an attractive place to live and work. We need to lead by example.

I was Business Representative to the Newport Citizens Advisory Council and New-Pac. These two organizations began and promoted Newport’s renaissance. We now have a viable Business District and improved community.

Campbell County tax forms and procedures are too complicated and need to be revamped. They are the most complicated and invasive tax forms we execute, even more than Federal, State and Newport.

It is time that someone who can represent the entire county is elected and I am that candidate.