BG Chamber of Commerce hosts state Senate candidate forum

Senator candidates Mike Reynolds, left, and Mike Wilson, right, explain their position on current issues going on in Kentucky that they plan to address if elected into a Senate seat.

Joanna Williams

The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce hosted Vote 2010: State Senate Candidate Forum tonight at Bowling Green Jr. High School.

Sen. Mike Reynolds, D-Bowling Green, and his opponent, Republican Mike Wilson, spoke to the community about state-level issues.

Candidates discussed what they could do to make District 32 better. Topics discussed included raising the drop-out age from 16 to 18, holding employers accountable for hiring illegal immigrants and reducing dependency on non-renewable energy sources.

About 50 people, including WKU students and Bowling Green residents, attended the event.

In his closing statement, Wilson said he wanted to make Kentucky a more “business friendly” place.

In Reynolds’ closing statement, he said it has been a “privilege and a honor” to serve the patrons of District 32 and he looks forward to serving another term.

The state Senate elections will be Nov. 2.