Muhlenberg County Democrat Launches 2018 Bid to Retake Seat Lost in 2016

Nov 10, 2017

Credit Kentucky LRC

A former state representative in western Kentucky is looking to retake the seat he lost in the general election last year.  Brent Yonts of Greenville served nearly 20 years in the 15th district seat in Muhlenberg County before losing to Republican Melinda Gibbons Prunty. 

Yonts says he lost because many Democrats voted for Donald Trump and other Republicans in the 2016 presidential election.  He says if we were elected, he would resume his goals he had when in office.

“My mission there was to do two things: pass good law and two, bring home the pork," stated Yonts.  "I don’t know how many millions of dollars worth of things I brought to my counties, but I put public dollars in those counties to improve roads, to build roads, to improve education.”

Yonts says he would also work to improve relationships between “state and local governments and the people.”  Yonts believes more Democrats will file to run for offices, but says they have to become more engaged to win elections.