Hilda Legg

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Hilda Gay Legg is an attorney and a former Administrator for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) division. On Monday, January 24th, 2011, she announced her candidacy for the statewide office of Secretary of State challenging local businessman Bill Johnson in the May 27th Republican primary contest.[1]



See also: Kentucky secretary of state election, 2011

Legg declared her candidacy for Kentucky Secretary of State in the 2011 Kentucky statewide elections on January 24, 2011.[2] She failed to claim the Republican nomination in the May 17 primary, falling to western Kentucky businessman Bill Johnson in a close race.

Secretary of State -- Republican primary results
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party ApprovedaBill Johnson 50.42%
     Republican Party Hilda Legg 49.58%
Total Votes 131,714
NOTE: Hilda Legg requested a recanvass of the vote in the Republican primary, which was conducted on May 26. It did not change the result.[3]

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Kentucky Secretary of State

As of September 2, 2011, the breakdown of Legg's campaign finances in her unsuccessful bid for Kentucky Secretary of State was as follows.

2011 Kentucky Secretary of State Election -- Republican Primary[4]
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions Expenditures Cash on Hand
Total --- --- $165,095.00 $165,566.82 ---
60-Day Post-Primary 7/16/2011 $-5,135.82 $0.00 $0.00 $-5,135.82
30-Day Post-Primary 6/16/2011 $116,751.97 $21,185.00 $138,722.34 $-785.37
15-Day Pre-Primary 5/2/2011 $103,951.64 $24,525.00 $11,411.12 $117,065.52
32-Day Pre-Primary 4/21/2011[5] $0.00 $119,385.00 $15,433.36 $103,951.64

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