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Women Candidates in Purchase need love, support and most of all MONEY

Women candidates are stepping up in the Purchase running for the Kentucky General Assembly. One of their biggest problems is - what else - raising money. Maybe supporters are having problems figuring out how, where, how much to donate?

Here's how and where to send checks or donate on the web. At the end of the story are some links to help maneuver this election cycle. No color photos. We wanted to make this story easy and cheap to print out.

DESIREE OWEN is running against Rep. Steve Rudy (GOP) the incumbent, for the First District House seat. The District includes Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Hickman and part of McCracken County.

Send checks to:

Desiree Owen

2925 Steve Denton Road

Barlow KY 42024

Owen for Kentucky State Representative is her Facebook page.

CHARLOTTE GODDARD is running against Rep. Richard Heath (GOP), the incumbent, for the Second District House Seat. The District includes Graves and part of McCracken County.

Send checks to:

Campaign Fund of Charlotte Goddard

1810 State Route 408 W.

Hickory KY 42051

Her website is https://www.votecharlottegoddard.com/

MARTHA EMMONS is running against Randy Bridges (GOP) for the seat left vacant by Gerald Watkins for House District Three. The District is part of McCracken County.

Emmons' Facebook page is Martha Emmons for State Representative.

Send checks to:

Martha Emmons for KY House of Representatives
Judy Vance, Treasurer
PO Box 9353
Paducah, KY 42002-9353

Or donate through her website http://www.marthaforrep.com

ABIGAIL C. BARNES is running against incumbent Rep. Mr. Lynn Bechler (GOP) for House Seat Four, which contains Caldwell, Christian (Part), Crittenden, and Livingston Counties.

Barnes' mailing address is:

Abigail Barnes

P.O. Box 302

Salem KY 42078

Her website is https://www.barnes4ky.com/

JULIE TENNYSON is running against incumbent Senator Danny Carroll (GOP) for Senate Seat Two. Senate 2 is the counties of Ballard, Carlisle, Marshall and McCracken.

To send a check, mail to

Committee to Elect Julie Tennyson

P. O. Box 9384

Paducah KY 42002

Tennyson's website is http://www.Julietennysonforstatesenate.com

(you can donate through her site)

LINDA STORY EDWARDS is running for House District Six against Republican Chris Freeland for the seat left open by Rep. Will Coursey. District Six is Marshall, Lyon and part of McCracken County.

Edwards mailing address is

Linda Story Edwards

23 Tralee Court

Benton KY 42025


There is a $2000 individual contribution limit in Kentucky. No corporate donations. No donations in another's name or using someone else's money.

Limit of $100 cash per donor. Absolute cash limit $2000.

If you have a question about donating: go to


Don't know where you are (and if you live in McCracken, that's easy to understand)!

Go to the Kentucky State Board of Elections website.


Want to know who's giving $$ and what candidates are spending it on?

Go to http://www.kref.state.ky.us/krefsearch/

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