Voter Guide: W. Paul Carter

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W. Paul Carter

Running for City Commissioners City of Bowling Green

Age: 39

Occupation: Retail

Relevant experience: A lifetime of political activism. I came out as queer in 96, created / distributed pro equality educational materials at Allen County Scottsville High, and participated in protesting against “Hell House” an ultra right wing haunted house that depicted violence against women and gay men. In college I became involved in the anti war movement of the early 2000’s, protesting the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the passage of the USA Patriot act. I’ve worked with Food Not Bombs to feed unhoused people, and Greenpeace to save the wales. As a lifetime follower of politics and public policy I’m well situated to bring innovative solutions to the problems that face our growing city.

What is your platform?

My platform is focused on Economic Justice, that means bringing jobs to our city that pay a minimum of $15 bucks an hour. Investing in infrastructure in our poorer neighborhoods while imposing strong rent control measures that keep current residents from being priced out. I’m committed to passing URLTA and the Fairness Ordinance, as well as taking Utah’s “Housing First” approach to homelessness. I believe that our city is well positioned to lead Kentucky in Green Energy initiatives and as City Commissioner I will keep my eye fixed on a sustainable future.

If elected, what would be your top priorities?

My top proprieties as Commissioner will be tackling the problems of wealth and income inequality, Identifying and eliminating institutional racism, sexism, heterosexism, and classism wherever they rear their ugly heads, and ensuring that all of Bowling Green has a seat at the table and a stake in our shared future.