Newly announced candidate running for Kentucky governor, Democrat Rocky Adkins, made a stop in Hopkinsville along with his running mate Monday evening.
Adkins, who currently serves as the House Minority Leader in the Kentucky General Assembly, touched a variety of topics while meeting with citizens in the Christian County Courthouse. He says he’s running for governor because he feels like he can make a positive difference and he wants to bring dignity to the office.
He says one of his top priorities, if elected, will be funding and supporting public education.
Adkins says he intends to focus on infrastructure—not just roads but bringing broadband internet access to rural communities.
His running mate for Lt. Governor, Stephanie Horne, is an attorney, mother and a member of the Jefferson County School Board. She says she will be actively involved in the administration if elected and she will work to bring veterans the help they need.
Adkins and Horne spoke about tax reform in a way that benefits families who are struggling while still generating the funding needed to balance the budget and fund the pension system. Other topics included medical marijuana, which Adkins supports, recruiting industry to rural regions and decreasing poverty.
Adkins will face Andy Beshear in the democratic primary.