About Eric

Dear Frankfort,

I’m Eric E. Whisman and I am running for City Commissioner to bring a new vision to Frankfort because I believe our community can achieve anything.

Frankfort is my hometown, and I feel fortunate to live here and remain deeply rooted in our community. I’m proud of our genuinely kind and thoughtful town that has given me so much. I’m grateful to my family and my many mentors and teachers that have instilled their values that have contributed to my growth, giving me the confidence needed to pursue the chance of running to serve in such an honorable position.

I feel a responsibility to serve Frankfort and help shape our future. It has been my honor to serve our community in many charitable positions, including leadership roles with the Odd Fellows Capitol Lodge, Franklin County Trust for Historic Preservation, Kentucky Trust for Historic Preservation, Capital Living and Lebanon Community Cemetery in Franklin County. I’ve also been privileged to serve our community through memberships with Envision Franklin County, the Garden Club of Frankfort and others.

But, I feel called to do more.

I’ve worked hard to help build a better future for our community and feel it’s time for a new role as City Commissioner. We are at a critical point in Frankfort’s development and moving ahead will require strong leadership and fresh ideas. For too long our voices have gone unheard and major decisions have been made by those not invested in our town. With the right leadership, Frankfort can prosper and I know we have great days ahead of us.

Each day, as the Executive Director of the Kentucky Trust for Historic Preservation, I work with communities across the Commonwealth to bring new life, ideas and energy to into rural and urban places. This task requires creative thinking and the ability to bring diverse groups together to accomplish common goals. As City Commissioner, I plan to do the same: build on Frankfort’s potential, support our people and give everyone a voice to find solutions to our problems.

I am dedicated to making a difference but can only do so with your help. Frankfort needs new leadership to develop a long-term vision for our future and build on our historic foundations. I promise to listen and engage our community and draw on the expertise of our citizens. I will support our people first and work to provide opportunity for everyone to achieve more.

Please VOTE for our future and vote for me on November 6th. In return, I’ll work hard for our people.

I know good things can happen in Frankfort with renewed hope and positive energy. Let’s work together to build a better quality of life for everyone.


Eric E. Whisman

Watch Eric answer questions submitted via Facebook in this October 28th Facebook Live interview.

Watch Eric talk about the issues facing our City at this September interview with the Frankfort Plant Board. Vote Eric E. Whisman for our city’s future!screenshot2

Watch Eric at the Frankfort Area Chamber of Conference candidate forum held on April 26th. Please take time to watch the debate and learn more about the candidates to make an educated vote for City Commission. Vote Eric E. Whisman for our city’s future!Screen Shot 2018-05-02 at 11.54.33 PM

Watch Eric talk about the issues facing our City at this March 12 taping with the Frankfort Plant Board. Please take a moment to watch and send Eric your thoughts on what our town needs to thrive.Screen Shot 2018-04-07 at 6.37.05 AM