KY must improve infrastructure and 'streamline' taxes, state Senate candidate McDaniel says

12/12/2011 05:17 AM

Kentucky would be best served by simplifying its tax code — but that wouldn’t mean changing the fuel tax that is used to fund state road and bridge projects, said Republican state Senate candidate Chris McDaniel.

McDaniel of Taylor Mill is running in the Republican primary next year to replace GOP Sen. Jack Westwood of Erlanger. Westwood announced earlier this fall that he wouldn’t seek a fifth term in 2012. McDaniel joined Fort Mitchell councilman Will Terwort in the race, which still could see other candidates jump in before the filing deadline that is scheduled for Jan. 31.

McDaniel, a Northern Kentucky native, spent four years in the U.S. Army before rejoining his family’s business, McD Concrete. He bought the company from his father and uncle in 2008.

“I’m trying to position myself as a solid, conservative Republican,” McDaniel said (2:40)

Find out what area McDaniel believes lawmakers have let get out of control at 3:30 in the video:

(Programming note: This is the first in an occasional series of introductory interviews with candidates in hotly-contested primary races for state legislature in 2012. McDaniel’s opponent in the 23rd District Republican primary is scheduled to be on the program in January.)

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