U.S. House District 4 - Democratic Primary | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

U.S. House District 4 - Democratic Primary

The winner of the District 4 Democratic Primary on May 19 between Dr. Alexandra Owensby and Shannon Fabert will face the winner of the Republican Primary between incumbent Thomas Massie and Todd V. McMurtry in the November General Election.

Counties in the 4th Congressional District: Boone, Boyd (part), Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Greenup, Harrison (part), Henry, Kenton, Lewis, Mason, Oldham, Owen, Pendleton, Trimble, Jefferson (part), Shelby and Spencer (part).

Dr. Alexandra Owensby

Political party: Democrat

Campaign website: https://www.amowensby.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?

One of the things most of us love best about Kentucky is the sense of community here. Our current political environment threatens that sense of community. When elected, I will pull Democrats and Republicans together to find common ground on our most pressing issues. Only by finding common ground can we truly move Kentucky forward.

I will also fight to resolve pressing public health issues such as the exorbitant cost of medical care compared to income, the opioid epidemic, insulin pricing, and mental health issues. Kentuckians deserve an affordable healthcare system that works for all citizens. Furthermore, I will fight to ensure adequate funding for public education in Kentucky. My two children both attend public schools, one attends a brick and mortar school, and one attends an online public school. I understand different children have different learning needs, but at the heart of all these needs are our teachers. They, too often, put their own needs and their family's needs on hold to provide their invaluable services. I will fight to give teachers the funding, respect, and resources they need, knowing it saves America money in the long run.

Shannon Fabert

Political party: Democrat

Campaign website: https://fabert2020.org/

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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?

We need a Kentucky that is moving into the future. At the federal level, I will focus on growth in education geared towards 21st century learning. We are at the of the technology revolution and need to support learning techniques and programs that recognize how to create an environment of excellence for every child. This includes safety in schools. It is imperative that we acknowledge the mental wellbeing of children when we force them to participate in active shooter drills but do not have the fortitude to address the person with the gun. It’s time to evaluate new avenues of economic growth and remove barriers to entry for research and development in new technologies such as sustainable energy sources and new cash crops.  I will advocate for policies that support new technologies and level the playing fields for renewable energy to be available to more than just the rich. This includes supporting infrastructure actions that support 21st century commerce. Lastly, I would advocate for real action to reduce the costs of medical care and increase availability in rural areas.