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February 15, 2018

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January 30, 2018

Candidate Filing Window Closes for May Primary Election

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 30, 2018) – The window for candidates who must run in a Primary Election to file candidacy paperwork with the Office of Secretary of State and county clerks officially closed Tuesday. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes accepted paperwork from numerous candidates until just seconds before the 4 p.m. ET deadline today.

 

More than 550 candidates filed with the Secretary of State for various offices on the May 22, 2018, Primary Election ballot, including more than 200 candidates for seats in the Kentucky House of Representatives. More than a thousand candidates filed for local offices across Kentucky's 120 counties.

"I am so encouraged by the thousands of Kentuckians of all backgrounds who are stepping up and offering themselves for public service in 2018," said Grimes. "Our democracy is strengthened when more people are involved in the process – not just voting, but serving."

Nearly 100 women – a record number – are running for seats in Kentucky's General Assembly. Additionally, a significant number of candidates are educators.

Thirteen seats in the Kentucky House and two seats in the Kentucky Senate are uncontested.

The 2018 ballot features Kentucky's six seats in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as the 100 seats in the Kentucky House of Representatives and seats in even districts in the Kentucky Senate.

The judicial slate includes the Kentucky Supreme Court's third district, Kentucky's District Judges, and all Commonwealth's Attorneys and Circuit Court Clerks. On the local level, all county officers will be up for election along with city legislative bodies and mayors of some cities.

Grimes and local county clerks will conduct drawings for ballot positions Thursday at 2 p.m. local time. Grimes will certify the candidates’ names for printing of the ballots on Feb. 12.

 

UPDATED TuesdayJANUARY 30, 2018

TWO days left to sign up and run!

Deadline to register to run in the 2018 May primary is January 30, 2018 at 4:00pm

DOTY 1OTH CANDIDATE TO REGISTER FOR COUNTY JUDGE, 6 DEMS, 4 GOP

Williams, Skaggs and Pinson to seek magistrate positions

David Pinson signs up FOR MAGISTRATE DIST 3 WHILE COUNTY CLERK CHRIS JOBE HELPS. (submitted photo)David Pinson signs up FOR MAGISTRATE DIST 3 WHILE COUNTY CLERK CHRIS JOBE HELPS. (submitted photo)

ADD PRINCE TO ALREADY CROWDED GOP SHERIFF'S RACE...

Castle files in Constable's race...

 

FEMALE CANDIDATE SIGNS UP TO RUN FOR LAWRENCE CO. SHERIFF

Webb is 3rd Democrat to sign up for Judge/Exec

Somewhat of a novelty in Lawrence County, a female candidate for Sheriff has signed up to add a little "spice" to the already hotly contested race...Somewhat of a novelty in Lawrence County, a female candidate for Sheriff has signed up to add a little "spice" to the already hotly contested race...

Charlie France II, GOP candidate for Lawrence Co. Judge/Exec. rode in the Louisa Tourism Christmas paradeCharlie France II, GOP candidate for Lawrence Co. Judge/Exec. rode in the Louisa Tourism Christmas parade

LPD Chief Fugitt joins field for Sheriff, Three new magistrate candidates...

 Blake Hammond rode in the Christmas parade. Hammond is a Republican in Dist 4 who signed up to run this week.Blake Hammond rode in the Christmas parade. Hammond is a Republican in Dist 4 who signed up to run this week.

 

Magistrate Earl Boggs signs up to run for Judge/Executive

Long time magistrate Earl Boggs registered for Judge/Executive in 2018 GOP Primary. Boggs, a Republican who will turn 66 this week did not respond immediately for a statement on his reasons for seeking the county's top position.

Judge/Exec. John Osborne and District 3 Magistrate Earl Boggs during a recent meeting. Boggs, 65, has signed up for the 2018 Republican ticket for Osborne's position. Osborne is a Democrat two term incumbent and Boggs is a three term magistrate.Judge/Exec. John Osborne and District 3 Magistrate Earl Boggs during a recent meeting. Boggs, 65, has signed up for the 2018 Republican ticket for Osborne's position. Osborne is a Democrat two term incumbent and Boggs is a three term magistrate.

Sheriff

Mark Wheeler (D) Filed 11-08-17

Chuck T. Jackson (R) Filed 11-08-17

Mack Wilhite (D) Filed 11-08-17

Greg A. Fugitt (R)Filed 12-13-17

Brittany Preston(R)Filed12-19-17

Sam Prince (R) Filed 12-27-17

 

County Judge

Phillip L. Carter (R)Filed 11-08-17

Millard F. Cox (R)Filed 11-13-17

John A. Osborne (D) Filed 11-13-17(Incumbent)

Charlie J. France II (R)Filed 11-14-17

Freddie N. West (D)Filed 11-27-17Withdrew

Earl Boggs Jr.(R) Filed 12-04-17

Terry Webb(D) Filed12-18-17

James A. Perry (R) Filed 01-03-18

Vince Doty (R) Filed 01-29-18

 

Jailer

Roger Lee Jordan (R)Filed 11-13-17(Incumbent)

Denver R. Chaffin Sr. (D) Filed 11-13-17

 

County Clerk

Chris Jobe Filed (R) 11-08-17 (Incumbent)

 

Circuit Clerk

Jodi Webb Parsley(D) Filed 11-08-17 (Incumbent)

PVA

Chris Rose (D) Filed 11-14-17 (Incumbent)

 

County Attorney

Michael T. Hogan (R) Filed 11-08-17 (Incumbent)

 

County Surveyor

Mike Shapaka (R)Filed 12-05-17

Cliff West (D) Filed 12-28-17(Incumbent)

 

Coroner

Jarrett Jay Hammond (R) Filed 01-30-18

Wesley Heston (D) Filed 01-30-18

Jessica Perry (R)Filed 01-30-18

 

Magistrate Dist 1

Morris Howard (D) (Incumbent)Filed 11-21-17

Robert (Bob) Jobe(D)Filed 12-02-17

George Williams (D) Filed 01-18-18

Michael (Mouse) Halcomb (R) Filed01-26-18

Magistrate Dist 2

John J. Lemaster (D) (Incumbent) Filed 11-17-17

John Scaggs (R) Filed 12-11-17

Larry Scaggs (R) Filed 10-10-18

William Collins (D) Filed 01-27-18

Magistrate Dist 3

Paul Ray Jordan (R) Filed 12-11-17

Virgil Ferguson Jr. (R) Filed 12-14-17

Alfred (Butch) Smith (R) Filed12-18-17

David Pinson (R) Filed 01-19-18

Bobby Ramey (R) Filed 01-22-18

John “Tony” Lester (D) Filed 01-22-18

Nancy Swafford (R) Filed 01-25-18

Lorie B. Blevins (D) Filed 01-29-18

Tracy Moore (R) Filed 01-30-18

Magistrate Dist 4

Rick Blackburn (R) Filed 11-08-17 (Incumbent)

Blake A. Hammond (R) Filed 12-07-17

Bobby D. Rose (D) Filed 01-29-18

Colleen Stone (D) Filed 01-30-18

 

Constable Dist 1

Paul Wells (D) Filed 01-04-18 (Incumbent)

Constable Dist 2

Sam Michael William Muncy (R) Filed 11-09-17

William “Sonny” Mynhier (R) 12-15-17

Jason W. Stepp (R) Filed 01-30-18

Constable Dist 3

Jimmy O’Brian (D) Filed 11-08-17

Daniel Castle (R) Filed 12-28-17(Incumbent)

Constable Dist 4

James “Woody” Thomas (D) Filed 11-09-17

Billy Lemaster (D) Filed 11-09-17 (Incumbent)

David L. Thompson (R) Filed 12-01-17