Former Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen officially announced that he has filed his papers to make a bid for Kentucky Governor as a Democrat.
In an announcement Monday, Edelen says he intends to focus on improving education in the state, healthcare and increasing citizen incomes. He says he intends to put Kentucky “back in the opportunity business”.
He says he will find new revenue to support public education and make sure students come first.
Edelen says he will work to bring broadband internet service to the state as a whole.
Edelen stated he would make sure his cabinet, if elected, would be fifty percent women to bring more equality to the Governor’s office. He says he will focus on revitalizing renewable energy in Kentucky, legalizing medical marijuana and stabilizing the pension crisis.
Edelen’s running mate for Lt. Governor is Louisville native and film producer Gill Holland. Edelen will face Attorney General Andy Beshear and House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins in the May democratic primary.