Fiscal Responsibility

You expect and should require your elected officials to be good stewards of the public trust. Your local county government should manage the budget so essential needs are met and improvements are made.

Full Representation

Together, we will improve all our communities and enhance our county’s future. I want to hear your concerns and share your dreams so we can address the issues to improve the quality of life here in Boyle County.

Secure Growth

We must secure Boyle County’s future. We will improve our economic viability by effectively seeking new industry, promoting workforce development and encouraging existing businesses to stay and grow here.

Improve Cooperation

Cooperation between our cities, our sister counties, and the state is essential. Leadership that focuses on improved communications between government entities will perform better and serve you better.

Brigadier General Howard Hunt, USAF, Retired

for Boyle County Judge Executive

Aprile and Howard Hunt

Aprile, my wife of 38 years, and I live on our family farm near Atoka, where I grew up. We have one son, Price (who is married to Chelsea) and one daughter, Hanna (who is married to Bryant Baker) and we have been blessed with six grandchildren.

I grew up in Boyle County and it was a positive influence in my life. I want my grandchildren to have a childhood here in Boyle County that is at least as good as I enjoyed, preferably better.

I have had the desire to serve for my entire adult life. I adhere to The US Air Force Core Values: Integrity First, Excellence in All I Do, and Service Before Self.

After a rewarding career serving my nation and my state, I want to continue to serve here at home in Boyle County as your County Judge Executive.

Qualified to Lead Boyle County

  • Boyle County native, Christian and fourth-generation resident of the 100-year-old family farm near Atoka, where his fifth-generation son also resides and farms.
  • Taught a County Elected Officials Training Program (Administered by The Department for Local Government in conjunction with the Kentucky Association of Counties) providing annual continuing education programs for County Judge Executives, Fiscal Court Members, Clerks, Sheriffs and Jailers statewide.
  • Human Resources Director, Kentucky Association of Counties.
  • Management Oversight of Budgets in Excess of $50 Million.
  • 34-year veteran of USAF & The KY Air National Guard, retiring as a Brigadier General in 2008.

Boyle County can achieve a new era of growth and prosperity. I will work with the Boyle County Magistrates in the Fiscal Court to ensure our local government is responsive to you and equally represents all residents of Boyle County.

I will pursue continual process improvements to increase efficiencies and reduce tax obligations.

The quality of life in Boyle County can improve if we secure and expand growth in all industrial, business, and agricultural sectors across the county.

Most importantly, doing so will encourage our bright, ambitious young people to use their talents here at home in Boyle County. Industrial and business growth will provide them the opportunities they seek to achieve their career goals without uprooting their lives and moving away.

Together, we can promote an active, growing economy while promoting a wholesome environment where all citizens can thrive, grow personally and professionally, raise families and live a full, rich life.

  • I was very pleased to hear you say you were considering running for public office. The Commonwealth would benefit having a man of your honor and integrity in any position. I applaud you for putting yourself out there, God knows we need people like you in office these days. At the end of our deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom I wrote you a letter expressing my sincere appreciation for your guidance and leadership. Please feel free to use that letter in any way you feel appropriate. It was from the heart, to a truly good man that I have the utmost respect for. I know you will do well.
    Col Randy D. Buckner, Retired, USAF
  • Susan Shear with Howard Hunt
    How pleased I am that Howard Hunt is seeking to serve as our next Boyle County Judge Executive. His leadership experience has been proven beyond measure in his USAF and KY Air National Guard service as well as his more recent service through the Department for Local Government in conjunction with the KY Association of Counties (KACo). Here he trained county elected-officials: judge executives, fiscal court members, clerks, sheriffs and jailers statewide. What better experience could we ask for? A man of Christian principles and a fourth-generation Boyle County native, Howard Hunt now wishes to continue his service at the local level. His knowledge of and commitment to Boyle County – both its people and its land – make Howard Hunt my #1 choice for Boyle County Judge Executive!
    Susan Shear
  • Howard Hunt is a man with great integrity and a natural ability to lead and direct those around him. Those traits were obvious when he was a student at Danville High School and those traits carried on through college and the military. His military career speaks for itself...he rose to the rank of General that very few soldiers even dream about. With all that being said, I am truly blessed to have a friend for many years who is not only successful in every stage of his life, but most importantly, Howard Hunt is a Christian!
    Randy Scholtz
  • In this time of division and socio-cultural turmoil in Kentucky we need a leader like you. A man of integrity, honor and service. Someone we can count on to do what is just; fair and right for the people in Boyle County. A leader of action who will deliver on their promises. A change agent who recognizes the needs of Boyle County and will make the necessary changes to better the region. You are a visionary who understands the value of family; business; education; law and government working together to build a strong community. You bring order where there is chaos; strategies to tackle tough issues; unity to work together; strength and structure to build the future. It is an honor to support you as the next Boyle County Judge Executive. What a treasure you are to the people of this region because leadership matters.
    Cordia McLaurin
  • General Howard Hunt is one of the most humble and generous Christian servants I have met here in Kentucky. He is always willing to help and serve the people around him. It is a blessing to have him in our state of Kentucky. It would also be a blessing for the people of Boyle County to have him as an Executive Judge.
    Shammah Jocky Denguessi
  • General Howard Hunt has proven to be a force for the good in central KY. We have witnessed Howard being instrumental in helping to bring and provide strong leadership into the communities, universities, and civic organizations around central KY.
    Wes Carter, Executive Director for University Outreach, Campbellsville University

Isn't 150 Years Long Enough?

I will bring fresh, new ideas to the Boyle County Courthouse. I believe in conservative fiscal policies that begin by finding and eliminating wasted taxpayer dollars to keep your money in your pocket while improving services and infrastructure county-wide.

No single party should be in place for this long. It invites complacency. It invites abuses. It invites the type of inherited positions we have seen with appointments of successors. It disenfranchises those in other parties. It's not the way to keep good balance and forward momentum. It's time to do better for Boyle County. 

Together we can make Boyle County better tomorrow than it is today. 

  • Talk to me about your concerns and the issues you are facing as a Boyle County resident.

  • Talk to your neighbors, ask them to join you in supporting my campaign.

  • Vote for me on November 6, 2018 in the General Election.

  • Donate a dollar -- or more! Even a small donation will help.

  • Volunteer! I need your help (even if you can only spare a few hours) during this election.

Thank You for Your Support!









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telephone: 859.319.6929


Howard Hunt for Boyle County Judge Executive

PO Box 1121

Danville, KY 40423

Because Leadership Matters.