Voting Guide 2018

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The Herald invited election candidates in local races to respond to questions about their platform and what makes them qualified for the position for which they are running. There was no word limit. 

Information was provided by each candidate/campaign via email unless otherwise noted. 

United States Representative in Congress Kentucky 2nd District

Running for United States Representative in Congress Kentucky 2nd District

 Age: 54 Party: Republican

“We must keep the economy rolling so up and coming college graduates like the ones reading this paper can find good paying jobs.”

Hank Linderman

Running for United States Representative in Congress Kentucky 2nd District

Age: 65 Party: Democrat

"No single political point of view can deliver all the answers. True collaboration is the only effective way forward."

Thomas A. Loeken

Running for United States Representative in Congress Kentucky 2nd District

The Herald has been unable to contact independent party candidate Thomas Loeken and will update with his response if received.

 

State Representative 20th Representative District

Patti Minter

Running for State Representative 20th Representative District

Age: 54 Party: Democrat 

"My top three priorities are supporting public education, protecting pensions for state workers, and bringing good-paying jobs to Bowling Green."

Benjamin T. Lawson

Running for State Representative 20th Representative District

Age: 28 Party: Republican

 "My platform is based on the undeniable truth that we live in a very competitive economy, and to succeed and grow Kentucky must compete."

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State Senator 32nd Senatorial District

 

Jeanie Smith

Running for State Senator 32nd Senatorial District

Age: 37 Party: Democrat

"As a concerned citizen, I have fought for the families of Warren County from the Fiscal Court to Frankfort."

Mike Wilson

Running for State Senator 32nd Senatorial District

Age: 66 Party: Republican

"I have worked on Economic policy legislation, all major Education legislation, and many other policies in my time in the Senate."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheriff

 

Brett Hightower

Running for Sheriff

Age: 50 years of age Party: Republican

"Warren County is a fast and growing vibrant community. We are in need of an innovative leader that can integrate varied experiences and new ideas."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Circuit Court Clerk

 

Sonya Kilgo Corder

Running for Circuit Court Clerk

Age: 51 Party: Republican
 
"Most of all I want to manage the office with compassion, integrity, and a strong work ethic, and perform my duties of the clerk's office with diligence."

Brandi Duvall

Running for Circuit Court Clerk

Age: 41 Party: Democrat

"My platform is working hard as a public servant for the benefit of our local court system and our overall community."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Commissioners City of Bowling Green

Sue Parrigin

Running for City Commissioners City of Bowling Green

Age: No Response

"I appreciate your vote and support allowing me to continue to serve BG through Community Growth with Financial Responsibility!"

Victoria Golden-Thompson

Running for City Commissioners City of Bowling Green

Age: 52 

"I believe in diversity; diversity of thought, of people, of actions."

Joe W. Denning

Running for City Commissioners City of Bowling Green

Age: 72

"My top priority is having an open and transparent city government."

W. Paul Carter

Running for City Commissioners City of Bowling Green

Age: 39

"I'm committed to passing URLTA and the Fairness Ordinance, as well as taking Utah's "Housing First" approach to homelessness."

 

Carlos D. Bailey

Running for City Commissioners City of Bowling Green

Age: 42

"I know what it’s like to grow up in poverty to a single parent while living Bowling Green Kentucky."

Jennifer Ann Morlan 

Running for City Commissioners City of Bowling Green

Age: 42

"I am not running because I want to win. I’m running because I want to show why they should choose the right people to run."

Brian “Slim” Nash

Running for City Commissioners City of Bowling Green

Age: 48 (I am still walking the hill in my late teen/early 20's in my mind though)

Don Langley

Running for City Commissioners City of Bowling Green

Age: 70

"I think we need new blood, new ideas on the Bowling Green City Commission to move Bowling Green forward in the coming years."

Dana Beasley-Brown

Running for City Commissioners City of Bowling Green

Age: 36

"I cherish our city because this is my home. I work in our schools and community to empower families so every child can dream big -right here in Bowling Green."

Joe W. Denning

Running for City Commissioners City of Bowling Green

Age: 72

"My top priority is having an open and transparent city government."

Rick Williams

Running for City Commissioners City of Bowling Green

Age: 64

"I consider myself more of a "public servant" than a politician."