Republican candidate for governor Alan Keck hosts town hall in Williamsburg

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Published: Jan. 31, 2023 at 5:51 PM EST
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WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - Somerset Mayor and Republican candidate for Governor of Kentucky Alan Keck held a town hall in Williamsburg Tuesday night.

The event started at 6:00 p.m. at the Williamsburg Tourism and Convention Center.

Folks were invited to hear the Republican’s plan for Kentucky and to ask him questions.

“I’m just a change agent who’s willing to get things done, and if I think something’s a good idea, I don’t really care whose idea it is,” said Keck. “On our team we talk about no pride in ownership, and by that I mean, regardless of who it is, if it’s effective, let’s do it.”

The candidate is hoping to break from the crowded Republican field by sticking to his game plan of focusing on the economy, family, public safety and education. The most important, he says, is family.

“I think a strong family is going to have the work ethic that built this county, and we’ve got a workforce crisis in this country, and so much of that is that we’re not being taught at home,” he said.

Keck said he would make sure Eastern Kentucky doesn’t get left behind.

“There are some who want to stay and rebuild, and gosh, I love that. I’m proud to be from East Kentucky, I think we are a special people with grit and determination, but we have to celebrate our natural assets,” he said.

Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison says his town is open to hosting any candidate for Governor.

“He (Alan) called and said I’d love to do a meet and greet in your town, and so that’s what this is, and it seemed like it may have been a couple of days later Kelly Craft’s campaign called and reached out to us as well,” he said.

Kelly Craft will also be at the Williamsburg Tourism and Convention Center on Friday.

Both Craft and Keck are hoping to build momentum before the primary election on May 16.