It's a year when several in our area don't have an opponent, but much like one of the races in Warren County, the 16th district Kentucky House of Representatives' race pits a democrat incumbent Martha Jane King against a republican newcomer Chris Hightower.
Both of these candidates were out Wednesday trying to get their district's vote.
Rep. Martha Jane King is running for her third term in the house, while former Rand Paul staffer, republican Chris Hightower hopes to take the seat.
"It's a big picture, a puzzle you have to put together all at once to make it work to beat an incumbent. The main thing you have to do is get out there, and get your name out there, get as many people as you can and speak the truth," said Hightower.
King said she's enjoyed her time in Frankfort, working with local officials to do things like get phone service for people in Todd County, and she said in a time of divisive politics, she's a good mediator.
"I'm not afraid to reach out across the aisle. I'm not afraid to work with whoever is in office. I think that's my job as a state representative to best serve this area," said King.
Hightower said he wants to make this race about the issues, and one specifically being taxes.
"They raised taxes on small business by 270 million dollars a year. In their plan, they increased the debt in just that budget by 1.1 billion dollars," said Hightower.
However, King said it was not a tax increase.
"One of the things that was discussed was to not allow a business a loss carry forward for two years, to suspend that carry forward. We discussed that, we voted on that, it didn't ever pass. It wasn't ever implemented, but it wasn't a tax increase, it was a suspension of a carry forward," said King.
While they may not agree on this issue, they do agree on the number one priority in the district.
"My most important issue is the economy, and i like to say I'm running to put Kentucky jobs first," said Hightower.
"Here in Logan and Todd County, the issues are the same as they were four years ago, getting jobs and industry into Kentucky," said King.
Now, the voice will be in the voters hands.
These two will be participating in a forum in Elkton, coming up on October 23rd at Todd County Central High School.
Also, in parts of that district, there is a senate race that pits democrat incumbent Joey Pendleton against republican hopeful Whitney Westerfield.