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Lexington Democrat Enters Gubernatorial Race

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A Lexington Democrat is running for Kentucky Governor. Geoff Young announced his candidacy this week with Cherokee Schill of Nicholasville as his running mate.

Young faces Attorney General Jack Conway in the democratic primary. He says Conway's decision to join a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding energy policy prompted him to enter the  race.

Young says he and Schill want to challenge the politics as usual culture in Kentucky.

“We agree that illegitimate authority is a major problem in Kentucky. When people in authority behave in the right way, they earn the respect of the public, or they should. So we are trying to restore some kind of accountability, that the government should be accountable to the people.”

Young worked for what is now Kentucky’s Department for Energy Development and Independence for 14 years and says if elected Governor, he would work to develop a new energy strategy to diversify the state’s energy portfolio, end the death penalty, and reduce the number of abortions by ending abortion restrictions.

A proud native of Murray, Kentucky, Allison grew up roaming the forests of western Kentucky and visiting national parks across the country. She graduated in 2014 from Murray State University where she studied Environmental Sustainability, Television Production, and Spanish. She loves meeting new people, questioning everything, and dancing through the sun and the rain. She hopes to make a positive impact in this world several endeavors at a time.
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