Governor - Democratic Primary | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Governor - Democratic Primary

Adam Edelen

Political party: Democrat

Campaign website: https://adamedelen.com/

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Question 1:

What’s your vision for Kentucky? How will our commonwealth be better in four years if you’re elected?

I believe in a Kentucky that provides a path to opportunity, health and economic security for all. A Kentucky that empowers those who’ve faced adversity, systematic exclusion from opportunity, or been made to believe they won’t amount to anything because of where they were born, their race, their sex, who they love or their parents’ income. 

As Governor, I will take real steps to put us on a path to making that a reality. That means reinvesting in and transforming our public education system, being realistic about climate change and our energy future, and supporting a living wage. It also means tackling the hard problems like job education, health care and investment in communities across the state that have been told again and again that there’s no hope. 

I’m the only candidate with a record of success in fighting corruption, creating jobs and improving government across our Commonwealth. I’m ready to do that as governor.

Andy Beshear

Political party: Democrat

Campaign website: https://andybeshear.com/

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Question 1:

What’s your vision for Kentucky? How will our commonwealth be better in four years if you’re elected?

Fully funding public education is the greatest economic investment we can make for our children. A good education gives every child—no matter in which zip code they live— a shot at the American dream. 

As attorney general, I’m fighting to protect all Kentuckians’ rights to affordable health care. I’ve joined several attorneys general fighting against a recent Texas ruling that would eliminate protections for pre-existing conditions, which would leave hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians without health insurance. 

As governor, I will also immediately repeal Gov. Bevin’s Medicaid waiver. 

We will work to recruit companies that don’t just bring jobs, but good-paying jobs you can raise a family on. Kentucky’s wage and job growth is the third worst in the nation.  

I’m the most aggressive attorney general in the nation fighting opioid manufacturers and distributors in court. I’ve kept all nine lawsuits in Kentucky and directed $8 million so far to 15 treatment centers. I will continue that fight as governor. 

We will bring transparency and decency back to Frankfort. My running mate and I have released our tax returns so Kentuckians know who we work for. I call on every candidate to do the same.

Geoffrey Young

Political party: Democrat

Campaign website: https://www.young4ky.com/

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Question 1:

What’s your vision for Kentucky? How will our commonwealth be better in four years if you’re elected?

My vision is of a Commonwealth that is much more democratic and cooperative. The people, not money or lobbyists, should govern our Commonwealth. The Republican Party of Kentucky needs to become much weaker and smaller because almost everything it proposes is profoundly immoral and damaging to Kentucky's poor and working people. Josh French and I have a very progressive platform:

1) Strengthen unions. 2) Stop corruption in the Executive, Judicial and Legislative Branches. 3) Legalize cannabis. 4) Support Planned Parenthood. 5) Stop supporting Israel's violent policies. 6) Move toward Medicare-for-All. 7) Comprehensive tax reform; tax the super-rich more and the poor less. 8) Promote energy efficiency and renewable energy. 9) Promote worker-owned businesses and co-ops. 10) Keep the National Guard from being sent out of the US. 11) Abolish the death penalty.

It pains me to say that although Rocky Adkins and I are honest Democrats, Adam Edelen (D) and Andy Beshear (D) are crooks. They conspired with other Democrats to rig important Democratic primaries in 2015 and 2018. I have filed criminal complaints and lawsuits against several dozen Democrats, and I will not rest until they are brought to justice for attacking democracy itself. Details available on request.

Rocky Adkins

Political party: Democrat

Campaign website: https://www.rockyforky.com

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Question 1:

What’s your vision for Kentucky? How will our commonwealth be better in four years if you’re elected?

We are running on a simple, but important, platform: return common sense to the commonwealth. We believe that public education is the great equalizer, and we must ensure that every student, from our rural towns to our urban centers, receives the highest quality education. We believe that investing in infrastructure is the first step to creating opportunity for every hard-working Kentucky family, whether it’s improving our roads and bridges or building the high-speed internet network of the future. We believe that our focus should be on growing jobs that provide a fair wage and spur sustainable economic growth in all regions of the commonwealth. We believe that everyone should have access to health care. No Kentuckian should ever have to delay care or make the tough decision between purchasing prescription medication or paying their electric bill. As a cancer survivor, I believe we must make medical marijuana legal to help people that suffer from certain diseases and conditions. It is time we make voting easier, with extended early voting and automatic registration. The people of Kentucky will no longer have to fight alone for a better job, better schools, better health care, better roads, or a better way, by themselves. They will have a governor who will fight for them.