The seat for district 89, which covers parts of Madison, Laurel, and Jackson counties was vacated by Republican Marie Rader at the end of last year, and a special election was held in February, in which Goforth secured the position.
Republican Robert Goforth from Laurel county has been the Representative since, but will still be running in the November elections.
Candidate Goforth described his party affiliation as a Christian Republican, and as he sat down with Marisa Hempel he explained his background in the military, working a factory job, and then on to Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, to become a Doctor of Pharmacy.
He used this experience in the latter to bring information to school children about the dangers of drug use, especially with the rise in prescription drug abuse. Goforth said he brought this program into schools free of charge.
As for highlights in his platform, Goforth was adamant about his pro-life stance, as he has triplets that were born at 29 weeks, which he says is before some late-term abortions are carried out.
He also said that second amendment rights should not be stripped from any Kentucky citizens, and spoke on the drug epidemic as well as pension issues in Kentucky.
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