Independent gubernatorial candidate Drew Curtis talks drug abuse, economy

 

 

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT)– Fark.com founder Drew Curtis is using his background as a website founder as a part of his platform as he runs for governor of Kentucky.

“The community has been between 2 and 4 million people at any given time over the last 17 years, and that’s almost the size of the population of the state of Kentucky, and part of what’s unique about my website is that we allow people to have all political viewpoints,” said Curtis

Not having to stay within one line of thought is one advantage in Curtis’ eyes.

“Whichever party comes in will push forth the party platform, and the problem is this, it’s that neither party has all the right ideas, and they will make decisions on policy based on what their party tells them to do or what their donors tell them to do,” Curtis said.

Curtis also sees a potential solution to the region’s drug problem in another state.

“It turns out that Massachusetts is engaging this problem head on, and they’re actually coordinating with Kentucky as it turns out, so they have a program out there which basically revolves around more treatment, changing the way the criminal justice system works so that these people are not treated like criminals, and a number of other initiatives,” Curtis said.

Curtis also noted his first order of business as governor would be an audit of the state pension system.

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