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May 27, 2014

Bullock won’t seek recanvass

County judge lost to Kelley in GOP primary by 6 votes

Somerset —

“I’m OK with the way it is.”
Pulaski County Judge-executive Barty Bullock, who lost his bid for a third term by six votes, made the comment about his decision not to request a recanvass of votes cast in the May 20 Republican primary election for judge-executive. Deadline for recanvass requests was 4 p.m. yesterday (Tuesday).
Steve Kelley, a Somerset businessman and former member of Somerset City Council, is the GOP nominee for county judge-executive. He will face Democrat Rodney Casada in the November general election.
In the May 20 GOP primary for judge-executive, Kelley polled 7,239 votes. Bullock got 7,233.
Bullock said he is aware a recanvass of votes with today’s modern voting equipment rarely changes anything. During a recanvass, scheduled at 9 a.m. Thursday, members of the Pulaski County Board of Elections check printouts from optical scanners at 56 voting precincts as well as scanners that record mail-in and walk-in absentee ballots. Paper ballots are quarantined by law and will not be examined by the local election board. Only a circuit judge, in a recount or contest proceeding, can look at the ballots. 
“I’m ready to move on with something else in my life,” said Bullock. “I’ve already got a couple of options.” He declined to say what his options are, but emphasized that performing with the Happy Travelers quarter is “ ... the most important thing in my life.”
Bullock, a baritone, has been singing with the Happy Travelers since 1972. The group performs in churches throughout Kentucky and elsewhere and often sings on WLJC-TV, a religious broadcasting station in Beattyville.
“We mostly sing on weekends, but we practice every Thursday night,” reflected Bullock. Duties as county judge-executive often conflict with practice times “ ... and this (vacating the judge-executive’s office) “ ... will free me up.” His current term as judge-executive expires at the end of this year.

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