The incumbent for State Representative in district 9 faced off against his challenger at the Hopkinsville Young Professionals Engage debate Thursday evening.
Democrat William Coleman is running against incumbent Republican Myron Dossett for the house seat and they discussed and debated many important issues. Pension reform is a big topic in Kentucky, and both men agree that there is work still to be done to correct the crisis.
Dossett says he is proud of the fact they were able to fund the teacher retirement system and the Kentucky retirement system this past session of the General Assembly, but it’s still a large obstacle for the state.
Coleman says it’s time to get new people and new ideas in government who can make sure pension reform is passed that is fair to teachers and state employees.
Ways to get government, industry and people more invested in the rural communities of Kentucky was discussed, along with tax reform, public education, Medicare work requirements and more. District 9 covers portions of Christian and Hopkins counties.
Here the whole debate below: