Fed up with Frankfort gridlock: Dr. Donielle Lovell
Dr. Donielle Lovell is fed up with the dysfunction and partisan gridlock in Frankfort. We all need a government that works for the people.
Lovell is running for the state’s 18th House District including Grayson County and part of Hardin County.
A wife, mother and educator, Lovell is the right candidate for what Kentucky needs right now.
An associate professor of sociology at Western Kentucky University, Lovell has more than 15 years of experience in evaluation and research. She will be the kind of representative that will ask the tough questions about fiscal and social policy decisions made in Frankfort.
As an active member in the community, Lovell has worked with at-risk youth, removed obstacles to employment for adults, and has been a dedicated university professor. She and her husband Jason, have lived in the 18th District since 2009 and have a wonderful 7-year old daughter, Abigail.
“There are many important issues facing our communities in Hardin and Grayson Counties,” Lovell said. “First, K-12 and higher education are cornerstones to a successful Kentucky. I will fight for the future of all of our children and their teachers.”
According to Lovell, getting people to work in high-quality jobs must be a focus of our legislature. Workers in Hardin and Grayson Counties need leaders who will remove barriers and help ensure the wages needed to grow the middle class.
The unwillingness of our lawmakers to work together for the betterment of our commonwealth has put us in this current situation, Lovell said, where even the Republican-controlled legislature isn’t talking to the Republican governor, much less working with the minority party to write bills that take all perspectives into account.
Lovell was interviewed by Mother Jones about her bid for the statehouse here.
“Our communities are also suffering under the weight of drug addiction and the consequences. We need leadership that will sponsor legislation to help individuals, families and community agencies that are on the front lines of this crisis,” Lovell said. “Finally, citizens deserve leaders that listen to them and remember who they work for–the people. I will listen to your concerns and be a voice that represents you.”
Lovell is the first Democrat contesting the state’s 18th House District since 2004.