There are now three candidates in two area State Representative elections.
There will be a Republican primary in Christian and Hopkins County for District 9, where incumbent Myron Dossett of Pembroke will face current District 10 Representative Ben Waide of Madisonville. Waide was re-districted out of the 10th and placed in the 9th, leaving he and Dossett little choice other than running against each other.
Awaiting the winner of that race is Democrat Scotty Parsons of Collins Bridge Road, Dawson Springs. Parsons graduated from Christian County High School with the class of 1955, before getting his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in agriculture and education from the University of Kentucky.
Parsons taught in the Montgomery and Dawson Springs school systems before serving as Assistant Superintendent for the Hopkins County School system from 1974 until 1997.
Meanwhile, the 16th District now has two republicans and one Democrat running to replace Representative Martha Jane King.
Republican Kent Wilson of Olmstead has filed against Logan County Magistrate Jo Orange for the primary, with the winner to face retired Logan County Attorney Tom Noe in the November general election.