June 19, 2018 Media

After defending his country, Coleman will defend Kentuckians

Hopkinsville native, William Coleman’s only stint away from home was serving in the U.S. Army during Desert Storm.

Coleman is running for the state’s 9th House District encompassing part of Christian and Hopkins counties.

Coleman served 3.5 years in the Persian Gulf. At the end of his service, he returned to Hopkinsville and worked for the T.RAD factory.  Understanding the challenges facing so many people throughout the state comes from his own life experience, not political talking points.

He worked 17 years as an employee alongside other working-class Kentuckians who have done their best to make ends meet.

Knowing the value of hard work and having an education, Coleman attended Murray State University and Western Kentucky University and now has a master’s degree in social work.

Coleman is a practicing social worker and ordained minister.

After seeing what happened in Frankfort with pension changes for public workers and especially teachers, Coleman decided to step forward and run for office.

Coleman is the first person in a decade to challenge the Republican incumbent of the state’s 9th House District — and for good reason. A motivating factor in all of his activities has been to help people.

“My sole purpose for running is to fight for the people of Kentucky,” Coleman said. “I will be a voice for the people and fight for them. A few of my goals are to help protect the teachers’ pension fund, expanding instead of contracting health care insurance, and helping public school systems.”

Coleman entry into politics started with helping other politicians run. He helped former Sen. Joey Pendleton’s race for Mayor of Hopkinsville. He worked on Alison Lundergan Grimes’ campaign against Sen. Mitch McConnell, and he helped campaign for Hillary Clinton. He helped former Rep. Jeff Taylor’s campaign for two elections.

Now with his own campaign, Coleman’s candidacy remains focused on fighting for all Kentuckians, for a better state with a brighter future.

“I’m running to help save our education system, to find ways to bring in more revenue, bring in higher paying jobs, and affordable healthcare,” Coleman said. “I wanted to do my part, to do whatever I can to help bring change to Kentucky and make Kentucky a better state to live in.”

For more information about Coleman’s campaign visit his Facebook page.