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Election

November 4, 2012

Reed seeks to unseat incumbent Mayfield in 73rd District

RICHMOND — THE CANDIDATES

Rep. Donna Mayfield, R-Winchester

Donna Mayfield, 57, is running for her second term representing the 73rd District, which includes all of Clark County and a portion of northern Madison County. In the 2010 election, she defeated Democratic incumbent Don Pasley by a margin of 810 votes. Although Mayfield took Clark County by about 100 votes, she got 707 more votes than Pasley in northern Madison.

Prior to winning the 2010 election, Mayfield worked for the U.S. Marshals Service for 26 years, the last decade of which was spent as an administrative officer.

As of Oct. 22, Mayfield has receipts totaling $60,023 for both her primary and general election campaign funds, and she has disbursed $48,783 according to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance.

JoEllen Reed, D-Winchester

JoEllen Reed, 59, was born and raised in Clark County. She is a retired elementary school teacher, having received her bachelor’s and master’s degree as well as her Rank 1 from Eastern Kentucky University.

Reed also worked for three years as the ombudsman for the Kentucky Department of Education, and currently works part-time as the director of advocacy and community relations for the Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

Reed served as Winchester’s vice mayor for four terms, and she is currently a Clark County commissioner.

As of Oct. 22, Reed has receipts totaling $163,100 for both her primary and general election campaign funds, and she has disbursed $102,869, according to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance.

THE ISSUES

Taxes:

Reed said she “eagerly awaits” the report coming this month from the state’s Blue Ribbon tax reform committee that is looking at ways to modernize the system. If elected, she said she would definitely want to looking at overhauling the states’ tax code, which hasn’t been reformed since the 1950s.

The goal of tax modernization, Reed said, is to establish a “long-term, sustainable tax base.”

“But we don’t need to be raising taxes,” Reed said.

Mayfield agreed that tax modernization is an important issue, and she hopes to spend the next two years working to solve the problem.

She noted that better prioritization of funds, rather more taxation, is also key to solving the state’s financial woes.

“I don’t think we need more taxes,” Mayfield said.

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