Jerome Isaacs has filed to run for the 36th district state representative seat, which is currently held by Lonnie Napier. Roger Ayers also filed to run for the seat last month.
Isaacs is running on the Democratic ticket, while Republican candidates Napier and Ayers will be squaring off against each other in a primary.
While Isaacs is a Democrat, when I talked with him yesterday I learned his stances on many social issues are not any different from Napier or Ayers. All three are self-described pro-life and pro-gun, and all three have anti-gay-marriage views.
Isaacs told me his strong point is his leadership skills, which he has gained through his experience with the Kentucky Division of Forestry, on the local Ag Development Council and as a past president of the Garrard County Soil Conservation District.
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I’d like to hear people’s thoughts on this race. Who has a chance and who doesn’t? With three candidates all touting many of the same views, does it matter who wins? What are the strengths and weaknesses that differentiate the candidates from each other?
It would be nice if we could have a good, honest, thoughtful discussion without it degrading into political theater. That kind of discussion ought to be able to occur somewhere, shouldn’t it?