McGrath Announces Veterans Policy Plan, Advisory Council, Endorsements

McGrath rolls out policy plan to support veterans, military families

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Retired Marine Lt. Col. Amy McGrath today released her Serving our Veterans and Troops policy plan and announced her Veterans Advisory Council at a Rock the Vote event in Fort Knox. The council will work with McGrath on addressing the needs of veterans, active duty service members and their families.  

“As both a veteran and a military spouse, I know what it’s like to be away from home, family, and friends for long periods of time, and, as a military wife and mom, I know how it feels when a loved one is doing the same,” said McGrath. “During deployments around the world, members of the military form special bonds as we put our lives in each other’s hands in joint defense and service to our country. And those left tending the hearth during those deployments acutely feel the absence.”

McGrath’s plan includes policies to improve the transition from military to civilian life, prevent veteran suicide, strengthen the VA, end forever wars by reasserting Congress’ power and re-evaluating the AUMF, and supporting military children as they transition between schools at different bases. 

McGrath also rolled out a series of endorsements from veterans.

Veterans Advisory Council 
Victor Wilson; Ashland, Kentucky; Veteran; U.S. Coast Guard; 1967-1975
Charles Erwin; Mayfield, Kentucky; Vietnam Veteran
Cynthia Mills; Russell Springs, Kentucky; Veteran; U.S. Navy and U.S. Army 
Gary Steffen; Radcliff, Kentucky; Veteran; U.S. Army; 1972-1994
State Rep.-elect Pamela Stevenson; Louisville, Kentucky; Veteran; U.S. Air Force; Col.
George Wright; Louisville, Kentucky; Veteran; U.S. Army; Lt. Col. NATSEC
Dr. Jerry McCandless; Campbellsburg, Kentucky; Veteran; U.S. Marine Corps
Wanita M. Ellison; Lexington, Kentucky; Veteran; U.S. Air; Force; Capt.; 1973-1993 
John Ellison; Lexington, Kentucky; U.S. Air Force; Capt.; 1968-1993  
David Arnold; Versailles, Kentucky; United States Army Retired Reserves; Major OD
Jerry Evans; Lebanon, Kentucky; Veteran; U.S. Army; 1953-1973 
LeVern Baker; Hopkinsville, Kentucky; Veteran; U.S. Navy 
Jeremy Jones; Louisville, Kentucky; Veteran; U.S. Navy