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miles 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (11/7/13) – Even as state and county officials are ramping up for an announcement regarding very recent changes in precinct boundaries across the Commonwealth before the primary election next spring, locally three counties are having to work even faster to alert the affected voters about the new boundaries.

A special election to determine the successor of 7th district Rep. John Arnold, who resigned from his seat in the Kentucky House recently, is set for Dec. 10. The new boundaries include territory in Henderson, Daviess, and Union counties, but don’t mirror the previous district boundaries.

It’s a task for the two candidates campaigning as well, as part of their effort has to include meeting people that don’t even know they’re in a new district.

Republican candidate Suzanne Miles, who began her campaign on Friday, Nov. 1, told SurfKY News she spent the first weekend going door to door.

“That has been a little frustrating,” Miles said of the challenge of explaining the boundary changes to people. “People are surprised they’re in the 7th district.”

She said many of the people she met with didn’t know a special election is being held, either.

Miles, who took a leave of absence from her work as a field representative for Congressman Brett Guthrie, said her main priorities as a state representative include job creation and retention, improving education, and addressing energy issues.

“’Jobs’ is the top priority,” Miles said. “I’ve also always been a believer that education is the root of success.”

“We shouldn’t be given any new regulations or rules without the money to pay for it,” she added. “The government is enforcing things but they’re not looking at what the effects are going to be.”

When speaking about energy concerns, Miles said as a field representative she worked with Big Rivers and Century Aluminum during the energy crisis over smelters earlier this year in which Century Aluminum ended up purchasing Rio Tinto Alcan as part of a settlement agreement to keep the smelters in Kentucky open after talks over rates broke down between the smelters and the energy provider.

Miles said the EPA is an area of government that is typically overlooked when talking about efforts by the federal government to insert more control.

“We have a war on coal miners, a war on healthcare providers… and a war on people making a living for families,” she said, adding that if elected she will “lead the fight” against EPA regulations at the federal level.

Miles said the most important aspect of this election is making sure people who make up Henderson and Daviess counties’ 7th district precincts get better representation than they have in the past.

“Every single person is equal. Henderson and Daviess (counties) are equal,” she said.

To learn more about Suzanne Miles, visit her website at www.MilesforKY.com.

Dennis Beard
SurfKY News
Photo provided by Drew Lacey

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