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.

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 donald.weber@charter.com.

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