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FRANKFORT, Ky (LEX 18) Kentucky Educators Taking Action held a press conference Wednesday, spotlighting the record number of teachers running for state office.

Teachers, administrators and supporters gathered, ready to take on the Capitol. There are 40 active and retired educators running for state office now. A number of those candidates were introduced by Kentucky Educators Taking Action. The candidates are from both sides of the aisle, but they are making a unified stand.

They say they've had enough of being defunded by some of the state leaders currently in power and that it is time educating Kentucky's children became a priority.

A lot of the candidates sat that they were pushed to take action by the teacher pension controversy and by some of the comments made by Governor Matt Bevin.  The governor has said that with the latest budget proposal, the teacher retirement system will be fully funded, but teachers say it is time their voices are heard. 

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