About Michael

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Michael Mueller is a fresh face to politics and an experienced operations manager and horticulture professional at Inside Out Design.  More importantly, he is an active citizen and community leader. He attended the University of Maryland School of Horticulture before managing landscape crews to becoming Vice-President of the largest nursery in Kentucky. Early in life, he realized his passion for the outdoors and people. He is husband to Andrea Wilson Mueller and father of two children whom they raise in Franklin County. 


On a day to day basis, he completes a myriad of business related duties as the President of a local, nationally recognized business. Knowing how business, budgets and staff operate are critical to a successful local government. Also important are people skills to keep things moving forward. If you know Michael, you know he likes to get things done.  Managing fleets of trucks and equipment, crews, logistics, projects, and much more, Michael doesn't mind jumping in the trenches to accomplish tasks - he is a DOER.  His experience serving employees, homeowners, business owners, and governmental agencies every day, while bringing projects in on budget has been an asset to Fiscal Court. 

In 2013, he graduated from the Leadership Frankfort program, as well as The Frankfort Police Academy program.


In 2015, Michael completed Leadership Central Kentucky along with  the Franklin County Sheriff's Academy.  These experiences enriched Michael's knowledge of our community and local businesses, services, and government needs and solutions. 

With his aptitude to serve, he was on American Red Cross Board of Directors and also served as the President of the Kentucky Landscape and Nursery Association.  Michael advanced from Chamber Board Member to Chair of Frankfort Chamber of Commerce, where he championed education in our community.  On the Board for Solid Waste and Recycle, he continues to help the community advance sustainability initiatives.

No matter what leadership role Michael is fulfilling, people come first.  As a business and community leader,  Michael has earned the respect of many through his unwavering dedication and work to improve the Franklin County community while having a positive and easy to work with attitude.  

He has very much enjoyed serving his community as District 3 Magistrate since 2019, which inspired his run for Judge Executive. As magistrate he serves on the Parks, Benefits, Solid Waste and Compensation Committees and initiated the Master Parks Plan for Lakeview Park. 

In short...

Who am I?

  • Husband and father

  • Positive attitude, easy to work with

  • Fresh face with a new perspective and new ideas

  • Energetic community advocate and volunteer

  • President of Inside Out Design 

  • 3rd District Magistrate


What do I support?

  • County and city working together

  • Smart growth 

  • Efficient and effective planning and zoning

  • Transparency

  • Successful public schools

  • Financial stewardship

  • Improving public services and public spaces, including improved infrastructure (sidewalks, drainage, etc) and Humane Society

  • Sustainable, fiscally responsible infrastructure improvements for sewers and roads


I will:

  • Find practical solutions for complex issues

  • Bring business experience to local government

  • Advocate for my district and community

  • Take Franklin County to the next level 

Let’s grow together!

Let's make a difference together!