Local business man, Kevin McKinley, runs for State House, what he has to say

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - With the General Election two weeks away, we sat down with State House District 5 candidate, Kevin McKinley, to learn more about what he hopes to accomplish if elected.

Kevin McKinley is running for State House District 5. Citing statistics on Alaska's unemployment, alcoholism and domestic violence, McKinley said he believes the state is going in the wrong direction which led him to run for office.

"Being a business guy, I'm tired of people telling me the economy is okay, it's not. So somebody said well quit complaining and do something about it," he said.

We asked him what he hopes to accomplish if elected to the State House.

"To help set the state in a different direction, I think we need to start looking at how we're controlling the budget. I think we need to look at how we're looking at revenue. The big thing to me is that we need more revenue. You're going to always hear mining, that's a big one on everyone's mind, you're going to always hear about oil production, that we need more oil in the pipe, and I agree with those, but I think we need to do some creative things too. I think that tourism is a great revenue generator and I also think UAA is a good place to start," he said.

McKinley is running against incumbent Adam Wool.