Every State Representative race in Christian County but one is now contested after a Republican filed to run for the eighth district seat.
Filing his papers as a Republican with the Secretary of State’s office was Max Sturdivant, Jr. of 6040 Wainwright Drive, Hopkinsville. Sturdivant faces incumbent Democrat John Tilley in the general election, assuming both make it through the primary and both currently have no opponent in May.
On his website, Sturdivant says his goals are to lower taxes and decrease state spending, to create jobs and to protect the rights of the unborn.
Representative Tilley has voiced his intention to run for re-election and would be seeking a fourth term. He defeated incumbent Republican James Carr in 2006 to win his first term.