(Senator Kyle McCarter in the WCRA Studio)
State Senator Kyle McCarter stopped by our station to talk with News Director Tom Jamison. McCarter currently represents the local 51st District. He recently announced his candidacy for the the 15th district Congress seat. McCarter will face off with incumber congressman John Shimkus for the seat.
McCarter has long pushed for term limits in politics. That remains true for the Senator, who says Congressman Shimkus has held the position for too long. Congressman Shimkus was first elected in 1996. Senator McCarter has also remained a proponent of reform for insurance, workers comp, and unemployment during his campaign.
During the interview Senator McCarter talked about these subjects, as well as the issues that constituents in his district have brought to his office.
The 51st district senator said that if his run for congress is unsuccessful he will not seek reelection as a state senator.