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About Bill

Bill is a husband, father and local businessman who fell in love with Kentucky during his many business trips to the Commonwealth.  It was during one of those trips from Texas over a decade ago, that he called his wife and told her he’d like to make the Bluegrass area their family’s permanent home.  Like Bill, Adriane also fell in love with the Bluegrass and started Stretch-n-Grow, a small children’s fitness business soon after their relocation here. Originally locating in Scott county, the success of Stretch-n-Grow drew Bill and Adriane into Lexington. Their two sons, Gunner and Colten, attend Fayette County public schools.

As an avid outdoorsman, Bill is steadfast and determined.  In the early 90’s, he set his mind on riding bulls and met his goal by riding at the professional level in the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association).  Soon after Bill moved to Kentucky he joined the Bluegrass Christian Bassmasters and was a 2008 participant in ESPN’s BASSMASTER Elite series on Kentucky Lake as a co-angler with Bassmaster classic champions Alton Jones and Ken Cook.   Bill continues to enjoy spending his freetime with his family in the Kentucky’s outdoors, as he considers Kentucky’s beautiful, lakes and creeks among the finest in the country.

As a boy, Bill spent his time hunting and fishing with his grandfather, father and brother.  These trips instilled in him a love of nature that helped solidify his choice to remain here permanently. Growing up in California in the Salinas valley, the gateway to the Monterey bay area and the row crop production capital, Bill could sit on his parents’ back fence and see fields of lettuce for miles.  In high school, he was a member of his high school FFA chapter and enjoyed showing livestock at the local fairs.

Bill is proud of both his personal and professional accomplishments.  He holds multiple degrees from Heald Institute of Technology which led him to be the network engineer for a 2 billion-dollar, 13 location financial institution in his early to mid-twenties.  Missing manufacturing, Bill returned to the industry where he worked while putting himself through school – corrugated manufacturing – where he then spent almost 20 years between corrugated design and sales.  As a recipient of Packaging Corporation of America’s prestigious Arete’ Circle, an award for outstanding sales contributions to the manufacturing industry with yearly sales over $13 million dollars, Bill understands firsthand the benefits of converting raw agricultural materials. 

In 2014, Bill was awarded the only cannabinoid research project as 1 of 6 pilot programs to start to cultivate hemp in the Commonwealth of Kentucky upon its legalization. Bill’s company was the first to bring American Hemp to Kentucky, as well as manufacture and distribute a quality, Kentucky Proud product across the Bluegrass and the U.S. Three years later. Bill’s company is one of the largest producers and distributors of Kentucky grown hemp products.

He hopes to encourage major growth in the Kentucky agricultural base by helping to establish a world class agricultural industry that will allow farmers to cultivate and manufacture value added products. 

Bill is a constitutional conservative and a strong believer in the right to life.  He has been a proud republican since registering on his 18th birthday in California. He became active in Kentucky politics starting in 2011 by running for city council in Lexington. Bill had a strong showing in the primary but lost the general election in November 2012.  

Committee to Elect Bill Polyniak
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