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Friday, May 19, 2006

Farmer vs. Frost

Now that the Primary Election is over and Bill Farmer has defeated his Republican challenger the race for the 88th Legislative District Representative begins.

Representative Bill Farmer is an accountant and three term incumbent. Most regular readers know I have been critical of the lack of representation voters in the 88th get with Mr. Farmer in charge. In three terms as my representative he failed to pay any attention to my messages until his own party challenged him in the Primary. The challenge was a surprise since Farmer votes the Republican Party line and introduces very little legislation. A large percentage of bills introduced by Farmer are related to his profession. On the rare occasions when he introduces legislation not related to finance he tends to fall on his face. Some of my favorite pieces of bad legislation are detailed in other posts to this blog.

Chris Frost the Democratic challenger promises to mount a strong campaign to replace three-term incumbent Bill Farmer. Mr. Frost is a professor at the University of Kentucky Law School and the Democratic Party Legislative District Chair in the 88th. Readers know I have also voiced complaints about Mr. Frost as the LD chair for my party. When I spoke to Mr. Frost about my complaints he admitted they were justified and promised to do a better job, both in his duties as Legislative District Chair and, if given the opportunity, the job of representing voters of the 88th Legislative District. He has backed up his promise by giving generously of his time to assist with legal issues within the party. Mr. Frost is also taking time to listen to voters and discuss issues important the 88th district. I am inclined to think he will care more about voters and work harder for us than our current representative. We may even see good bills introduced on issues that matter to those of us who are not accountants.

Whatever the outcome, I look forward to seeing a real campaign mounted by candidates in the 88th. If you would like to know more about either candidate please click on the links in the sidebar and visit their campaign sites.


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