Sunday, October 30, 2016

Princeton Times Leader runs article announcing Don Ellis for Kentucky House campaign

My campaign would like to thank the staff at the Princeton Times Leader for their article announcing my campaign. I bought the print edition this morning, but their website charges to read articles. I purchased a subscription in order to copy the article here so that everyone can read it.

WKMS.org, the website of Murray State University's NPR radio station, also ran an article announcing my campaign. Click here to read the article on their site.

Thanks again to WKMS.org and especially the Princeton Times leader for allowing me to post their article here:

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Write-in enters 4th District House race

A Livingston County resident has filed to run as a write-in candidate for the 4th District seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives.
Don Ellis, 51, submitted paperwork with the Kentucky Secretary of State to enter the race for the seat currently held by Rep. Lynn Bechler, a Crittenden County Republican.
The 4th District covers Caldwell, Crittenden and Livingston counties and a portion of Christian County. Ellis is running as a Green Party candidate.
“The Democrats decided not to even run a candidate this fall, and I thought it was absolutely unimaginable that the people of the 4th District wouldn’t have a choice as to who represents them in Frankfort,” Ellis said.
“As a father and grandfather, I feel that the  Green Party’s platform makes the most sense when I look to the future of the world we are leaving to our youth,” he added, in an announcement following the filing.
The candidate noted his top priority would be raising the state’s minimum wage.
“I’m disgusted that we live in a nation where a married couple with two children can each work 40 hours a week for the minimum wage and still qualify for food stamps,” he said.
According to the release, Ellis would also like to see the state eliminate income taxes on residents making less that $20,000 annually, and he believes that the state should legalize and tax recreational marijuana in order to pay the community college tuition of Kentucky students who maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average in high school.
The former radio personality and founder of The Green Party Radio Network noted his complete platform can be found at his campaign’s website, GreenPartyEllis.com.

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