January 30, 2018
3 sign up to run for Coroner, Wilson not one of them; Hinkle running for state rep
LOUISA, Ky. — The clock has run out on registering to run for public office in the May 22, 2018 Primary and after a slow start several new candidates have signed up.
In the 96th District State Representative’s race four candidates, two on the last day, have filed to seek the position now held by Jill York (R-Grayson).
The lone Lawrence County candidate is Louisa Democrat Women’s Club officer Kathy Hinkle, a state employee. Her husband, Lafe is the chairman of the Lawrence County Democrat party. He is a Louisa banker.
Other candidates include Brandon Music, a Democrat attorney from Grayson, Ky. and Charles “Chuck” Clark, a Grayson Republican. That’s two in each party which always makes for a lively Primary election in Ky.
A race has cropped up for the 2nd division District Judge’s position being vacated the retiring John Holbrook. Howe Baker, of Hagerhill, Ky will face off against David Brett Butcher of Paintsville in the three county (Lawrence, Martin, Johnson) non partisan race.
Division 1 District Judge John T. Chafin of River, Ky. has no opposition.
Anthony “Tony” Skeans, longtime assistant to Anna Melvin in the 24th district Commonwealth’s Attorney office is the main man now after no attorney stepped up to register.
In the 5th District U.S. Representative election there are four candidates including veteran Harold “Hal” Rogers who has served multiple terms in the position. In addition to Rogers (R-Somerset) are Republican – Gerardo Serrano, South Tyner, Ky. and Democrats Kenneth Stepp, of Manchester, Ky. and Scott Sykes, of Elkhorn, Ky.
Lawrence County ballot grows on final day
In Lawrence County, several new candidates have signed up on the last day especially for magistrate positions.
Four Lawrence County officials have no opposition including PVA Chris Rose, County Clerk Chris Jobe, Circuit Clerk Jodi Webb Parsley and County Attorney Michael Hogan. Also District 1 Constable Paul Wells has no opposition.
Three candidates signed up to run for Coroner on the last day to register but Mike Wilson, who has been at the job for five terms was not one of them. Two Republicans, Jessica Perry and Jarrett Jay Hammond and Democrat Wesley Heston all signed up to run today (Tuesday) which was the last day to file.
The complete final list compiled by Crystal Osborne below.
Ballot courtesy County Clerk Chris Jobe