Kentucky House District 56 | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Kentucky House District 56

Lamar Allen and Bob Gibson are seeking the Democratic nomination for the District 56 House seat, which covers Woodford County and portions of Fayette and Franklin counties. Incumbent Joe Graviss is running for the state senate instead of seeking re-election. Ben Nolan dropped out of the race but will still appear on the ballot; votes for him will not be counted.

The winner will face Republican Daniel Fister in November. He has no primary opponent.

Allen and Gibson responded to KFTC's candidate survey.

Lamar Allen

Political party: Democrat

Campaign website: http://lamarforky.com

Campaign Facebook: Facebook

Campaign Twitter: Twitter

Question 1:

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

A highly developed education system increases the potential of every Kentuckian. Every child in our state has the right to a high quality education that transforms their family and community. Kentuckians should expect expanded healthcare options with caps on life-saving medication. Like teachers, the Kentucky Labor Unions should never feel under attack, as they have been critical to our states success and are pivotal to its future. My time in office will bring sensible policies that benefit the working class and strengthen our disenfranchised rural and urban communities. As a teacher, I’ve dedicated my life to working with our most vulnerable children and families. I understand the urgency needed to keep our generational promise ensuring our children have a better future. Kentuckians will have a relentless fighter for education, blue collar workers, and health care in Frankfort.

Bob Gibson

Political party: Democrat

Campaign Facebook: Facebook

Campaign Twitter: Twitter

Question 1:

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

I am running for office to bring civil discourse to the many issues Kentuckians face and to support public education, public employees, quality pension programs, the right of workers to organize, as well as, collectively bargain, wage growth and affordable healthcare for all.