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April 2, 2014

Last-minute independent magisterial candidate files before deadline

Ronda Engle Boyd casts hat in the 1st District race

Somerset —

 Deadline for political independents to file a Statement of Candidacy passed at 4 p.m. Tuesday and there is a new magisterial candidate in District 1 and possibly a new candidate for county judge-executive.
  Ronda Engle Boyd, 3200 Slate Branch Road, filed a Statement of Candidacy March 5 stating her desire to be an independent candidate for magistrate in District 1. She has also filed a Petition of Nomination qualifying her to be on the November 4 General Election Ballot as an independent magisterial candidate in District 1.
  As an independent candidate, Boyd will skip the May 20 primary and compete in November against the Republican nominee in District 1. GOP candidates are incumbent Jason Turpen, Stacy W. Halcomb, Allen Adcock and Judith Lynne Martini. No Democrats filed in District 1.
  Charles Alan Carrender, 2526 East Ky. 635, filed a Statement of Candidacy expressing his desire to be an independent candidate for Pulaski County judge-executive. Carrender must file a Petition of Nomination prior to August 12 to qualify as a candidate on the November 4 ballot. As an independent candidate, Carrender would not be involved in the May 20 primary election.
Carrender told the Common-wealth Journal last year he would seek the judge-executive’s office as a Democrat unless a credible Democratic candidate filed. Otherwise, Carrender said he would run again as an independent.
 Rodney Casada, former chair of the Pulaski County Democratic Party, filed as a Democratic candidate for judge-executive.  As a result, Carrender apparently plans to seek the office as an independent candidate.
Carrender ran for judge-executive as an independent in 2010. He attracted 2.29 percent of 20,042 votes cast at the November election, finishing third behind incumbent Barty Bullock, a Republican, and Democrat Kenny Isaacs.
During the current election cycle, businessman Steve Kelley is challenging Bullock for the GOP nomination subject to the May 20 Republican primary election.
A spokesman in the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office said no independents filed Statements of Candidacy in the 52nd, 80th, 83rd and 85th House Districts, each of which includes a part of Pulaski County. Incumbent Ken Upchurch, Monticello, is opposed by Jessica A. Burke, Stearns, in the 52nd District. Incumbent David Meade, 80th District; incumbent Jeff Hoover, 83rd District; and incumbent Tommy Turner, 85th District, all are unopposed.
Tuesday’s deadline is it for independent candidates. State law prohibits county clerks and the Secretary of State from accepting Petitions of Nominations unless Statements of Candidacy were filed prior to April 1. Nonpartisan candidates for school boards and small city offices ARE NOT required to file Statements of Candidacy.

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