Political newcomer takes on former Scott County magistrate in 62nd district House race

02/24/2016 08:02 PM

GEORGETOWN – The 62nd District House race features Democrat Chuck Tackett, a former Scott County magistrate and farmer and businessman, against political newcomer Phillip Pratt, owner and operator of Pratt’s Lawn and Landscape in Georgetown.

Tackett, who lost to current Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles in 2014, feels that the experience of that campaign will be a benefit for him this time around.

“The first time I ran that race, I wasn’t prepared for what was going on,” Tackett said.
“This time from day one, when that nomination came that night, it started, and we never let up.”

Pratt feels that being a political newcomer will make him an attractive choice for 62nd district voters.

“I think we need more business people in Frankfort that know how to get things to run,” Pratt said. “We need to make the state business friendly. Being in business, I understand the overreach of the government every day.”

According to the latest Kentucky Registry of Election Finance figures, Pratt has raised just over $64,000 while Tackett has raised just over $36,000.

The 62nd District encompasses all of Owen County, a large part of Scott County and part of Fayette County.

Don Weber

Don Weber is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers politics and education on Pure Politics, Kentucky’s only nightly program dedicated to state politics. Don is a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. He spent many years covering sports in the Northern Kentucky area before shifting primarily to politics. You can watch Don’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. If you have a story idea you can reach Don at donald.weber@charter.com.

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