Elementary School teacher Charlotte Goddard is running for Kentucky’s District 2 State representative seat.
Goddard--a democrat--said she’s running because she disagrees with some of the legislation in Frankfort regarding education and workers rights. Goddard said there’s been an “overall assault on workers rights” against organized labor and minimum wage workers. She said, if elected, she would vote in favor of bills that would increase the minimum wage and wants to repeal ‘right-to-work’ laws. Goddard said she would want to be a part of the state education committee.
“[I want to be part of the committee] So I know and can stay on top of the pieces of legislation that are coming through the committee and have my voice heard about how this going to impact children, how this is going to impact families, how this is going to impact the school system and how this is going to impact our state,” Goddard said.
Goddard said she values transparency and would keep an open channel between her office and local media outlets. She said she is also in favor of Medicaid expansion. District 2 includes Graves county and part of McCracken county. Goddard works in Caldwell county but lives in Graves county.