The McCreary County Record


February 12, 2014

PRIMARY PROFILES: U.S. Representative, District 5

    The McCreary County Record is pleased to debut our series of candidate surveys for the 2014 Primary Election. Each candidate in contested races was presented with identical questions with responses to be published in the order received.

    First up is the 5th District Congressional race. The seat has been held for more than three decades by Republican Hal Rogers, who is running unopposed in the Primary. In November, Congressman Rogers will face one of two Democrat challengers.

    Kenneth S. Stepp is an attorney from Manchester who is running as a Democrat. He is a veteran of the United States Navy (1968-73) and is married with two children.

    Billy Ray Wison of London is also a Democrat candidate for Congress. He retired from the Department of Veteran Affairs afer also serving in the US Air Force. He has a grown daughter and son, as well as four grandchildren.

What are your priorities for the nation? For the Fifth District?

    STEPP: National Defense should be our top priority. When America remains strong, people don’t want to attack us.

    Ending wars by not participating is an important priority. We should not have American troops fighting in every brush-fire war in the world. Foreign nations should be able to handle their own wars with each other, without American participation.

    For the Fifth District improving education and fighting poverty should be the top priorities. Improving education is the most effective way of fighting poverty. Well-educated workers can usually find high paying jobs. Well-educated workers can usually attract capital and investments to bring in high paying jobs. We should try to diversify our economy, because many of our coal mines have been played out.

    WILSON: The same for both the nation and the 5th US Congressional District. To this end, I do not believe there should be a separate voter mentality between nation and political districts. We are all Americans regardless of the state or region. We must remain as the Commonwealth’s motto “United We Stand — Divided We Fall.”

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