Kentucky House District 45 | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Kentucky House District 45

Shirley Flynn Mitchell, Corey M. Nichols and Sean Mike Pickard are seeking the Democratic nomination for the District 45 Kentucky House seat in the June 23 primary. The winner will face Republican Killian Timoney, who has no primary opposition, in November. 

Mitchell and Nichols responded to the KFTC survey. However, Nichols later withdrew from the race but his name will still appear on the ballot.

The seat includes a portion of Fayette County. Incumbent Republican Stan Lee is not running for re-election.

Corey M. Nichols

Political party: Democrat

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Question 1:

What’s your vision for Kentucky? How will the lives of Kentuckians be improved as a result of your time in office?
 

My vision is one that enriches our communities by supporting our public schools, expanding our workforce and creating new sectors of revenue (like sports betting and medicinal/recreational marijuana), and enabling affordable access to good healthcare.

Shirley Flynn Mitchell

Political party: Democrat

Campaign website: http://www.shirleyforkentucky.com

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Question 1:

What’s your vision for Kentucky? How will the lives of Kentuckians be improved as a result of your time in office?
 

My vision is based on a 4 E’s platform, Education + Economic Growth + Earth + Everyone. The first step in my vision starts with connecting the full pipeline from preschool to K-12 to universities, then investing in our most valuable resource—our talented people—to ensure we grow our economy in smart, sustainable ways while protecting our earth so we build a Kentucky that works for everyone.

We must invest in public education, children, and teachers to ensure our workforce is competitive and prepared for the jobs of the future. Our universities should be viewed as our economic engine.

All my life, I’ve lived in the 45th District of Kentucky, except when I was serving my country as a civil engineer officer in the U.S. Navy. My parents worked two jobs each to support our family. They instilled in me a hard work ethic, patriotism, and a belief that I can achieve anything. I’ve served on a board to fight human trafficking and volunteered in schools and churches to build stronger communities.

I’ve blazed trails where few have dared to go. I’ve succeeded because I know how to design a vision, lead large initiatives, and bring diverse teams together to accomplish common goals.