MEET MIKE

Mike is running for the U.S. Senate to fight for economic justice and equality on behalf of all Kentuckians. 

MEET MIKE

Mike is running for the U.S. Senate to fight for economic justice and equality on behalf of all Kentuckians. 
Mike Broihier is a farmer and educator, former small-town newspaper editor and a former Marine officer. Mike led Marines and sailors in wartime and peace, ashore and afloat, for over 20-years. In 2005, Mike retired from the Marine Corps. He and his wife, Lynn, also a retired Marine officer, bought a 75-acre farm in the rolling hills of south-central Kentucky in Lincoln County, to put down roots, to work the land and be a part of a community.
“Even though I’m proud of my service and it’s important to me, it’s only a small part of who I really am.”
“Even though I’m proud of my service and it’s important to me, it’s only a small part of who I really am.”
For the past 14 years, Mike and Lynn have lived and worked on their farm outside Stanford, KY. They’ve raised grass-fed beef and pastured poultry, pigs and sheep. They also established the largest all-natural asparagus operation in central Kentucky, supplying farmers markets and farm-to-table restaurants in the Lexington area.
In addition to farming, Mike worked for five years as a reporter and editor for the third oldest newspaper in Kentucky, a local weekly paper. He has reported on just about every aspect of rural life, from fiscal court meetings to elementary school awards ceremonies, from rural economic challenges to county government controversies. As a part of his community, he’s seen the highs and lows, the happy and sad. Each story has become a part of him and shaped his views and understanding of Kentucky.
“My understanding and respect for the struggles working families and rural communities endure every day is only possible because I’ve lived it.”
“I understand and respect the struggles faced by working people and people in the rural communities. And that’s only possible because I’ve lived it…”
In the winter months or when the weather is too bad to farm, Mike fills in as a substitute teacher in the Lincoln County school system. He knows if a student is struggling with challenges at home or simply needs a pat on the back or a nod of understanding. He knows the difficulties our Kentucky teachers and educators face every day, not only in the classroom, but with their pensions under attack by Republicans in Frankfort.
Mike’s deep appreciation, understanding and respect for the struggles working families and rural communities endure every day in Kentucky is only possible from having lived it, from being a part of it for years. It is who Mike is.