Voter’s guide for upcoming state elections


Bill Johnson, partner in a residential building and development company

Party: Republican

Hometown: Hopkinsville, Ky.

Education: UK, Master’s of Business Administration from the College of William and Mary

Party Platform: Promotes civic education, honest elections and business advocacy.



Robert “Bob” Farmer, marketing executive

Party: Democratic

Hometown: Louisville, Ky.

Education: UK

Party Platform: Promotes agri-economic development, biomass development, equine industry enhancement and agriculture education.


James R. Comer, Kentucky representative for Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe and Monroe counties

Party: Republican

Hometown: Tompkinsville, Ky.

Education: Western Kentucky University

Party Platform: Will protect and preserve agriculture’s 50 percent share of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, will work to create and expand markets for Kentucky’s agriculture products, enhance rural economic development and develop support programs to help young farmers succeed.