Kentucky Senate District 31 | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Kentucky Senate District 31

Scott Sykes and Glenn Hammond are running for the Democratic nomination for the District 31 Kentucky Senate seat. The winner will take on incumbent Phillip Wheeler, who has no primary opposition, in November.

The district includes Elliott, Lawrence, Martin, Morgan and Pike counties.

Scott Sykes

Political party: Democrat

Campaign website: https://www.scottsykesforky.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 primary role, representing our 31st State Senate District is to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America, The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and to protect and promote the public’s safety, health, and well-being. While this sounds like a simple statement, I can assure you it is not. For, woven through the fabric of these two documents is the form, function, and purpose of our government. In this time and place in our country’s history, I believe we need leadership that understands these principles.

Kentucky’s 31st State Senate District is among the poorest in the United States of America and ranks dead last in the Commonwealth in healthcare and well-being. My presence in Frankfort will bring a new perspective, and return a sense of dignity and hope. I will work to recruit new industry as we retool and rebuild our economy, fight for water security so our people don’t have to ever question the quality of water that runs from their spigot, support our public education system, protect pension plans, support and extend the Health Benefit Exchange, legalize marijuana, and support environmental protection measures that directly affect the safety of our citizens.

Glenn Hammond

Political party: Democrat

Campaign website: http://www.hammondforkysenate.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?
 

Kentuckians deserve better from their elected representatives. We’ve been lied to by Frankfort. When I’m elected, I will fight tirelessly for good paying jobs, access to affordable health care,public education, much needed infrastructure and continue to fight the opioid epidemic and get funding for treatment. People are worried sick that they cannot keep up with skyrocketing cost of living increases. Power bills are astronomical, the water is unclean, internet is only available in parts of my district, and trash and sewer bills are doubling. It’s time to fight back and give our people the tools they need to succeed.