One of the candidates looking to replace 16th District State Representative Martha Jane King in the state house says he wants to toss aside partisan politics.
Running for the seat as a Democrat is former Logan County Attorney Tom Noe. Representative King is running for the 27th District Senate seat that now includes Todd, Muhlenberg, Logan, Allen and Simpson Counties.
Noe says Representative King encouraged him to run for her seat and says he wants to help Kentucky create a lean budget with an emphasis on education.
He also named economic development as a priority, but said Democrats and Republicans have to toss aside “talking points” and begin working together to get anything accomplished.
Noe faces Republican Logan County Magistrate Jo Orange in the General Election, assuming no one files against them for the May primary. The 16th District includes Todd, Logan and a portion of Warren County.