Madisonville, KY – A Madisonville veterinarian plans to run for the House seat held by Representative Eddie Ballard, who says he will not run again. Monroe Slaton tells the Madisonville Messenger he plans to file on the democratic ticket. Slaton marks his political record with twelve years on the Hopkins County School Board. This is his first run for state office. Madisonville Magistrate Mike Duncan is also considering a democratic bid. Duncan plans to announce his decision next week. Ben Waide of Madisonville is the only candidate on the Republican side.