Voter Guide
Kentucky and Indiana candidates running for election in 2011 share -- in their own words -- their biographical information and positions on key issues.

Questions? Contact Metro Editor Mike Trautmann or Assistant Metro Editor Mark Schaver at voterguide@courier-journal.com.


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Governor

Kentucky residents may cast their vote for one governor/lieutenant governor slate. They are not allowed to split the ticket.
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    Steven L. Beshear (D)

    Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky

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    David L. Williams (R)

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  1. Biographical Information
  2. Why are you the most qualified candidate for this office?
  3. If elected, what would be your chief priorities?
  4. The current state budget is balanced with hundreds of millions of federal stimulus dollars and other one-time funds -- money that will not be available for the next budget. How do you propose to fill this structural deficit in the 2012-14 budget?
  5. Will base funding for public schools need to be cut in the next budget?
  6. Will you propose any tax increase to the 2012 General Assembly? Why or why not?
  7. Would you support tax reform, and, if so, what kind?
  8. What meaningful steps can be taken to reduce the number of high school dropouts, and should that include raising the dropout age to 18?
  9. How would you deal with the Kentucky's significant health problems, including high rates of smoking, obesity, cancer and heart disease?
  10. How would you, as governor, propose helping the horse industry in Kentucky as it loses ground to other states?