Four political newcomers competing for 15th district Senate seat

05/06/2016 08:05 AM

SOMERSET – In what might be one of the the most civil political campaigns in the state, four Republican candidates are competing to represent the 15th District Senatorial seat.

Civility has become the hallmark of the campaign, and even though the candidates have been complementary of one other, they’re not hesitant to point out why they are the better person for the job.

Rick Girdler, a long time insurance agent, says that he is at the point in his life when he can devote all of his time to his job as a senator.

“I’m going to be a full time senator,” Girdler said. “I have always been a people person all of my life. My thing is, I’ll be available from 8:00 in the morning until 8:00 at night.”

Don Moss, who is also a long time insurance agent, believes his business and civic leadership skills make him the better choice for the area.

“If you look at my record of public service, if you look at the business experience that I have, it’s a perfect season in my life to be doing this,” Moss said.

Michael Keck, a business financial specialist says that his job skills make him the perfect choice to get things done in the Senate.

“My professional background and my educational background, I believe lends itself specifically to address the more pressing issues that we have in Frankfort,” Keck said.
Joshua Nichols feels that in his job as an optometrist , where he talks one-on-one with clients, gives him a better understanding on the issues the district faces.

“We spend a lot of time with patient interaction, more so than a lot of other doctors,” Nichols said. “So, I’m in the office every day hearing from patients from all walks of life about their issues and concerns that they want me to address.”

Whoever wins the primary will go on to become the Senator-elect, as no Democrats or Independents have filed to compete in the General Election.

About Don Weber

Don Weber joined cn|2 when it launched back in May 2010 and soon became a reporter for Pure Politics. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has spent many years covering everything from politics to sports. Don says he loves meeting new people everyday as part of his job and also enjoys the fact that no two days are the same when he comes to work. Don Weber can be reached at


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