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Candidates have until January 25 to file in Kentucky

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January 18, 2011

Portal:State legislatures

By Greg Janetka

FRANKFORT, Kentucky: The deadline for candidates to file to run in the 2011 elections in Kentucky is on Tuesday, January 25 at 4 pm local time. The fast approaching deadline is the first in the nation, with the next being New Jersey, where candidates have until April 10 to file.

The Kentucky primary will take place on May 17, with the general election on November 8. Elections are scheduled for state officers, including Governor/Lt. Gov, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Auditor, Treasurer, and Agriculture Commissioner. Candidates must pay a $500 fee to the Kentucky Secretary of State to run for each of these offices.

Current candidates

Governor/Lt. Gov.

Democratic Party Democratic

  • Steve Beshear, incumbent, running with Jerry E. Abramson, the Mayor of Louisville
  • Otis Hensley, Jr., a contractor for the state highway department, running with Richard Robbins, his co-candidate in prior races.

Republican Party Republican

  • Businessman Phil Moffett, running with State Representative Mike Harmon.
  • State Senator David Williams, running with Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer.

Independent

Attorney Gatewood Galbraith, running with Dea Riley, a marketing professional.

Attorney General

Democratic Party Democratic

Republican Party Republican

Secretary of State

Democratic Party Democratic

  • Elaine Walker, incumbent. She was appointed Secretary of State on January 7, 2011.

Republican Party Republican

Auditor

Democratic Party Democratic

Republican Party Republican

  • John T. Kemper, residential builder/developer

Note: Incumbent Crit Luallen (D) is ineligible to run due to term limits

Treasurer

Democratic Party Democratic

  • Todd Hollenbach, incumbent
  • Steve Hamrick

Republican Party Republican

  • K.C. Crosbie, member of the Lexington City Council

Commissioner of Agriculture

Democratic Party Democratic

  • Robert "Bob" Farmer
  • Stewart Gritton
  • David Williams
  • B.D. Wilson

Republican Party Republican

  • James R. Comer
  • Rob Rothenburger

See also

References

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