Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Local News

January 29, 2014

63 candidates file for May primary

Jan. 29, 2014 — Tuesday was the final day to file for elected office in Carter County and 52 candidates had filed by the 4 p.m. deadline.

Incumbent Judge-Executive Charles Wallace faces fellow Democrat and former magistrate Millard Cordle and Magistrate Brad Brammell in the May primary race. Chester Highly also is vying for the Democratic nomination.

Mike Malone and Kevin McDavid filed for judge-executive in the Republican primary.

In the sheriff's race, Democratic incumbent Sheriff Casey Brammell faces fellow Democrats R.D. Porter, Keith Hill, and Donald Beller.

Paul Meek, Jeff May and Tony Cantrell are seeking the Republican nomination.

Incumbent Republican County Attorney Patrick Flannery will be challenged by Democrat Brian K. Bayes.

Incumbent Democrat PVA Charles L. Kiser Jr. withdrew his candidacy last Thursday when his daughter, Leslie J. Kiser, also a Democrat, filed to run.

Incumbent Democrat County Clerk Mike D. Johnston remains unchallenged.

Incumbent Coroner George Sparks will face fellow Democrat William Waddell.

Democrat Lester Bailey is seeking the jailer nomination in the Democratic primary while incumbent Republican R.W. Boggs has filed for the GOP spot.

Democrat Lovell Carper has filed to seek the District 1 magistrate seat. Nicholas Wilburn, Chris Huddle and Stephen Campbell have filed for the Republican nomination.

In the race for magistrate in District 2, incumbent Clarence “Sonny” Fankell will face fellow Democrats James O. Wilburn and Randy McGuire. Wayne Terry will seek the Republican nomination.

Democrats Mark Miller, Carl "Wes" Walker, and Larry Martin filed for their party's nomination in District 3 while Republicans Larry Knipp and Eugene Tussey have filed for the Republican nomination. Magistrate Mary Ellen Greenhill currently holds the seat.

Republican Nicholas Barker has filed for the District 4 magistrate position. Incumbent Clifford Roe will face fellow Democrats Bill Reynolds, Jeffrey Fite, and Rocky Kiser.

Incumbent Magistrate Brandon Burton, the lone Republican serving on Fiscal Court, filed to run again in District 5. He faces William Webb and Paul A. Richards in the GOP primary. Democrat William Wilson also has filed for the seat.

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