With the Kentucky Primary only days away, we are highlighting some interesting local races. A West Kentucky native is going up against a small business manager for the Kentucky Second District Senate Primary.
Right now, Senator Bob Leeper holds the seat, but he is not running for re-election.
Both David Hoffman of Paducah and Marshall County Native Danny Carroll are retired law enforcement officers who plan to bring other skills to the position.
David Hoffman served in law enforcement for nearly 20 years and retired as commander in the state of Alaska. For the past four years, he has been running his wife's practice.
"I think my diversity of experience, really when you get down to it, that I have both private and public sector experience, and being the only candidate in this race as a small business owner will serve me very well," said Hoffman.
Hoffman said he plans to bring those experiences to the state senate seat if chosen.
"My number one priority is jobs, jobs, jobs. I've been consistent with that. We have to start getting competitive," said Hoffman.
Hoffman is focused on medical care and economic opportunities and his opponent Danny Carroll is also championing a growing economy at the forefront of his campaign.
"I would like to see our economy get back where it should be, where we are flourishing again, to have some good paying jobs back in the region," said Carroll.
Carroll is president and CEO of Easter Seals of West Kentucky and said this is his opportunity to help move Kentucky forward.
"I don't want to just go and fill a seat, I want to go prepared and get in a role of leadership as quickly as I can. I want this region to know that they have someone who cares about them and will fight for them," said Carroll.
Kentucky's primary is May 20th. Senate district two covers Ballard, Carlisle, Marshall and McCracken counties.
For more information about his Danny Carroll's campaign, click here. If you would like more information about David Hoffman's campaign, click here.
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