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Bresica University hosts state representative forum

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

Six candidates squared off in a forum at Brescia University in Owensboro.

With November's election just around the corner, Owensboro resident Daniel Sosh and dozens of others at tonight's forum are wanting to know more about each state representative candidate.

"These people are asking for my vote. I want their commitment to help me have safe access to medical marijuana,” said Daniel Sosh, an Owensboro voter. 

Sosh is frustrated by what he feels is a slow response by western Kentucky lawmakers and says the candidates have had plenty of time to do their research. During public questions, Sosh asked Representative Tommy Thompson if he’s made up his mind on the issue.

Tommy Thompson represents district 14 which includes an eastern portion of Daviess County and all of Ohio County. He told Sosh he hasn't been sitting on his hands and he's open to learning more about medical marijuana.

"It's a very sensitive subject. People are concerned if it's not properly regulated it could expand into other areas like recreational areas,” said Thompson. 

The candidates answered questions from voters on other topics like education, economic growth, and teacher's pensions. Daviess County businessman Matt Castlen is running against Thompson this November. Some of the issues important to him are funding education and improving the state's teacher pension problems.  "We owe that money to teachers. Those state retirement employees. It's an obligation that we made. We have to continue to invest in that because it's a deal we made and we have to keep it,” said Castlen.

Kentucky voters will head to the polls on November 8th to select a state representative. 

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