Politics
11:12 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Embattled Kentucky Lawmaker Faces Challenge for Seat

A Republican challenger has emerged to face embattled 6th District State Representative Will Coursey.  

Keith Travis is the Vice President of Development for the  Murray Calloway County Hospital.  He is also a former state board of education chairman and has been named citizen of the year in Marshall County.

Coursey, the incumbent democrat, is facing charges that he retaliated against a state staffer when she complained about Coursey’s inappropriate behavior toward female interns.  Coursey has filed a counter-suit.

Coursey is in his third term and and had no primary or general election challenger in his last bid for re-election.  

Travis says he wants to see more economic growth with less governmental intervention in Kentucky. He plans to file his papers with the Secretary of State on January 15.