A local educator and former youth pastor publicly announced his intention to run in the 2012 election for the 8th District State House of Representatives seat.
Republican Max Sturdivant Jr. of Hopkinsville made his announcement in the rotunda of the Justice Center this afternoon with a small group of his supporters watching on.
According to Sturdivant he wants to make sure hard working citizens have a voice in Frankfort.
Sturdivant adds he is the best candidate for the position because he has a plan to lower state spending and the ability to tackle other issues concerning citizens in the 8th District.
He will be facing incumbent John Tilley, a Democrat from Hopkinsville in the November General election.