Commonwealth Journal

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January 29, 2014

124 file for May Primaries

Several races expected to be hotly contested

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Somerset —

  • For U.S. Senator –– Incumbent Mitch McConnell, Louisville, Matt Bevin, Louisville, James Bradley Copas, Lexington, Shawna Sterling, Sharpsburg, and Chris Payne, Salvisa, all Republicans; and Alison Lundergan Grimes, Lexington, Tom Recktenwald, Louisville, Gregory Brent Leichty, Louisville, and Burrel Charles Farnsley, Louisville, all Democrats. Gurley L. Martin, Owensboro, a Republican, has withdrawn as a candidate.
  • For U.S. Representative, 5th Congressional District –– Billy Ray Wilson, London, and Kenneth S. Stepp, Manchester, both Democrats, and Incumbent Republican Hal Rogers.
 • For state representative, 52nd District –– Incumbent Ken Upchurch, Monticello, and Jessica A. Burke, Stearns.
 • For state representative, 80th District –– Incumbent David Meade, Stanford.
 • For state representative, 83rd District –– Kentucky House Republican floor leader Jeff Hoover, Jamestown.
 • For state representative, 85th District ––  Incumbent Tommy Turner, Somerset.
The 24th House District, formerly extending into five northern Pulaski County precincts, because of realignment is no longer a part of Pulaski County. Now divided among four House districts, Pulaski County is represented in Frankfort by Upchurch, Hoover, Meade and Turner.
Judicial candidates who have filed with the Secretary of State are:
  • For circuit judge, 28th Judicial Circuit, 1st Division ––David A. Tapp.
  • For circuit judge, 28th Judicial Circuit, 2nd Division –– Jeffrey T. Burdette.
  • For Family Court judge, 28th Judicial Circuit, 3rd Division –– Marcus Vanover and Bruce Wayne Singleton.
  • For district judge, 28th Judicial Circuit, 1st Division –– Jeffrey Scott Lawless.
  • For district judge, 28th Judicial Circuit, 2nd Division –– Katie Gregory Wood.
  Tapp, Burdette, Lawless and Wood are incumbents. Vanover was recently appointed Family Court judge, succeeding retiring Walter Maguire.
  • For court of appeals judge, 3rd Appellate District –– Incumbent Michael O. Caperton, London, and Debra Hembree Lambert, Mt. Vernon, both 1st Division; and James H. Lambert, Mt. Vernon and Paul F. Henderson, Somerset, both 2nd Division.
Candidates who filed at the Kentucky secretary of state’s office were taken from the website about 4:30 p.m. yesterday. There is a possibility a late filer was not on the list at that time.
 Independents, small cities and school board candidates have until August 12 to file. The primary election is May 20 and the general election is November 4.

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