Kentucky State Representative District 75
QUALIFICATIONSA representative must be at least 24 years old, a citizen of Kentucky, and must have lived in the state for at least two years and in the district for at least one year prior to election.TERMRepresentatives are elected for two-year terms, with the entire House elected every two years. There is no term limit.DUTIESResponsibilities of the Kentucky House of Representatives include passing bills on public policy matters, setting levels for state spending, raising and lowering taxes, redistricting in collaboration with the senate, and voting to uphold or override gubernatorial vetoes. The House as the exclusive authority to impeach state officials who are then tried by the senate. NOTESThere are 100 seats in the House of Representatives. The Senate and House comprise the legislative branch of the Kentucky state government and works alongside the executive branch (governor) to create laws and establish a state budget. Sources: https://legislature.ky.gov/Legislators/Pages/default.aspx; www.runforoffice.org.
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What makes you the most qualified candidate to represent the people in your district in the Kentucky House of Representatives?
What do you see as the most important issue facing your district and how do you plan to address it?
What measures do you support to improve voting access, education, and security in Kentucky?
The state is projecting dramatic budget shortfalls due to the impact of COVID 19 on the economy. What would be your approach to these expected shortfalls in terms of additional sources of funding and/or cuts to programs and services?
The COVID 19 pandemic has shown again the need for changes in our health care system. What measures do you support to ensure affordable, accessible health care for the people of Kentucky?
In recent months, the Black Lives Matter movement has led the way in heightening awareness of systemic racism in our nation. What is the responsibility of state government to address institutional racism and what actions should it take?
Six terms in office as a progressive in a conservative state has taught me to share my knowledge of how government works with my constituents. During COVID-19, this knowledge has been vital for meeting the urgent needs of residents of the 75th district. I'm also a 40 year advocate for women's reproductive health, LGBT+ equalities, and for racial justice throughout all aspects of American life, and in our Commonwealth. These values matter to the voters of the 75th district.
Demilitarizing policing (joining with Rep. Attica Scott to have civilian review, and with Black House caucus on numerous other community policing strategies); fully funding childcare network across the state (working with Rep. Josie Raymond on broad range of bills to address this); funding health care for all Kentuckians given the stark injustices COVID-19 has made plain to see (House caucus members preparing numerous bills to be filed in coming weeks before session).
I support the broad package of reforms to make voting easier, fairer, and more enjoyable that the House Dems prefiled this past week. Many issues are what the League has been working on for decades.
Increase in corporate and individual payroll taxes, based on wealth, will need to be considered seriously. We must address the give-aways in tax breaks each year, too. Nearly 12 billion to too much!
I want to see universal health care for all in our country. In the meantime, I'm backing all the efforts of Governor Beshear to expand access to Medicaid.
Significant responsibility. I intend to file a bill to name racism as a health care crisis that demands the full and long-term attention of the city, state and federal governments. I will stay the course on this work. It's essential to our well-being as a country and as citizens. We can get through this, together. Thank you, League, for your vital efforts on all these issues.
Warm regards, Rep. Flood
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