Eight Move on in Race for Four Spots in Bowling Green's City Commission

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By Kristin Martin | 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Eight of the nine candidates for Bowling Green City Commission will battle it out for four spots in November's general election.

We caught up with the top five tonight, including incumbent Commissioners Joe Denning, Melinda Hill, Rick Williams, also Brian "Slim" Nash and newcomer Sue Parrigin.

They all said they were thankful for the votes and looked ahead with goals for the future.

"Well, my goal never changes. My goal is that we offer the best services that we can to all of our citizens. That hasn't changed, and it won't change for me," Denning said.

"Look forward to working hard again this summer and up through the November election -- reach out to the citizens, listen to them and see what they would like going forward," Hill said.

"My goal is to serve the citizens of Kentucky in the best way that I can. My goals are to listen and to do the best job that I can for the citizens of Bowling Green," Parrigin said.

"The good thing about looking at the votes is it kind of indicates that the people out there are very happy with the way this Commission is working together and trying to do the best for this community. We're all getting along, and we're doing the right things," Williams said.

"It's important that we have a discussion about the issues, and that commissioners are not allowed to get away with just voting yes or no. Instead, they should have to explain their position on many of the issues to show that they understand what the issues is and that they're giving an explanation as to why they're voting a particular way," Nash said.

Mike Clark, Mark Bradford and Don Langley also move on to the fall election.

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