Hazard Democrat Misses Crucial Votes

An eastern Kentucky Democrat who lost a special election in February misses crucial votes last week so he could chaperone his daughter’s high school Spanish class in Costa Rica.

The Herald Leader reports Hazard Democrat Scott Alexander missed dozens of votes, including the one on the state's 19-billion dollar, two year spending plan.

Alexander is serving as a temporary representative for the 84th House District until after the November elections.


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  • by FOUL Location: HAZARD on Apr 10, 2008 at 04:51 AM
    THE MONEY FOR THIS TRIP WAS RAISED BY THE SCHOOL KIDS.SCOOT JUST GOT A FREE TRIP.JUST LIKE THE FREE TRIP TO FRANFORT????
  • by IMPRESSED IN HAZARD Location: HAZARD on Apr 9, 2008 at 05:53 AM
    I am very impressed that a parent puts their child first. I am sure this trip was planned long before Mr. Alexander was put in this political position. To me it still should not make a difference. I think his child should come first no matter what garbage is going on in Frankfort. (edited)
  • by way to go Location: gordon kentucky on Apr 8, 2008 at 07:24 PM
    I think it's great that he took the time to spend with his daughter , if a few more dads would take the time the world may not be in the shape its in now . I say way to go . If it were to come up again I think I would choose my daughter too.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 8, 2008 at 06:03 PM
    I don't blame him. I wouldn't let my child go to Costa Rica unless I was there to chaperone. Give me a break.
  • by Mike Location: Hazard on Apr 8, 2008 at 04:40 PM
    This is another example of why the local Democrats need to stop running Scott for office. Surely there has to be someone better qualified.
  • by Karl Location: Hazard on Apr 8, 2008 at 01:03 PM
    When someone is elected to an office at the state level, it is their responsibility to EACH of us as voters and constituents to be there to represent us with each and every vote that comes to the floor. This is a full term of the legislature with a budget vote, and since approving a budget is the only constitutionally mandated duty of the KY legislature, Scott Alexander should have been there for the vote. If going on a family trip is more important, he shouldn't have placed himself up in the special election knowing he'd have to be absent for the budget vote. Sorry folks, this is inexcusable. Here's my vote for the most ineffective KY legislator -- Scott Alexander.
  • by democrat Location: HAZARD on Apr 8, 2008 at 12:49 PM
    I think any anyone who puts his child first should be commended. This trip was bought and paid for long before this position was even thought about. Wonder who was responsible for putting something like a father on a trip with his daughter in the headlines. Sad world we live in.
  • by Carol Location: Hazard on Apr 8, 2008 at 10:15 AM
    Excuse me but the Costa Rica trip had to be paid for last year and Scott like everyone else would be a fool to lose that kind of money not to go on the trip.
  • by sue on Apr 8, 2008 at 09:22 AM
    Good man and great dad. He should have been there with his daughter. That's what a real dad would do.
  • by I'm appauled Location: Eastern Kentucky on Apr 8, 2008 at 08:48 AM
    daniel, it does matter to me. Every dollar counts here in the mountains. He is neglecting his obligation. Family is very important and so was his vote in Frankfort.
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