Race for 50th Dist. House pits Emerge Ky. grad against representative with 10 years in chamber

10/31/2014 04:38 PM

BARDSTOWN — State Rep. David Floyd, R-Bardstown, has served in the House for a decade, but he faces a motivated young challenger in Democrat Audrey Haydon, an Emerge Kentucky graduate.

Running in a newly crafted district, Floyd and Haydon have been making their cases to voters, knocking on doors and even taking to the television airwaves over several issues.

Haydon, 29, a lawyer who practices in Bardstown with her husband Muncie and father Ben, is running her campaign as a fresh face with fresh ideas.

“I think it’s time for some fresh ideas and fresh perspective up in Frankfort,” Haydon told Pure Politics. “That’s what voters have been telling me.”

But, Floyd, 66, says his five terms in office give him the advantage in the district because he says he knows most of the constituents in the district and they know him.

“I’ve developed a relationship in the last 10 years with most every family in this county and have a record of service that they approve of and they know primarily that I’m so accessible,” Floyd said.

Haydon enjoys a significant edge in fundraising, having raised $129,874.91 between the primary and the general election. Floyd has raised $74,688.54.

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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