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‘SOTC’: A Look At Democratic Candidate For Governor Rocky Adkins

Posted at 8:28 AM, May 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-19 16:03:51-04

(LEX 18)– On “State of the Commonwealth” this week LEX 18 takes a look at each of the candidates before Tuesday’s primary election.

Representative Rocky Adkins is the House Minority Leader. He is a former Morehead State University point guard.

“Folks, I’ve got the point guard mentality. And the point guard mentality is you make Kentucky better, not by looking in the mirror and saying, ‘me, me, me.’ The point guard mentality is how you look at ‘we.’ When you make your team better, you make yourself better,” he said.

Once serving as the state’s floor general, as Democratic Majority Leader, Adkins now has the minority lead while seeking the Democratic nod for governor.

“As Governor I will work for you day in and day out. Not for myself, not for special interests but for you,” he said.

Adkins could carry districts in Eastern Kentucky where he is a household name.

FILE – In a Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 file photo, Kentucky State Representative and candidate for governor Rocky Adkins speaks about a bill that will change how individuals are nominated to the Kentucky teachers retirement systems board of trustees, in Frankfort, Ky. Adkins offered a plan Thursday, March 14 to provide free community college and job training for adults, saying it would pay dividends for Kentucky by boosting workforce development and economic growth. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)