A state legislator who says he will work to eliminate poverty is running to win the state’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary.
Representative Charles Booker brought his campaign to Bowling Green on Monday with stops at the Warren County Democratic Woman’s Club and other events.
Charles Booker said when he was growing up in the west end of Louisville, he remembers his mother going without food so he could eat.
Booker said, in his opinion, big corporations get too many tax breaks while many working people struggle to make ends meet.
He said ‘Medicare for all’ and other programs that allow people to be healthy and roductive members of society benefit the whole state.
"A lot of the issues that you see in Appalachia and parts of western Kentucky are very similar to the west end of Louisville," said Booker. "And that’s important because we need to show how we’re all in this together. Lack of access to internet opportunities, food insecurity, working multiple jobs just to struggle. I’m a Type 1 diabetic and I’ve had to ration my insulin.”
Booker has represented Kentucky’s 43rd state House District, which covers part of Jefferson County, since January 2019.