Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Local News

January 29, 2014

63 candidates file for May primary


Jan. 29, 2014 —

Democrat James Norman Felty has filed to run for District 1 constable. Brian Stevens filed for the republican nomination.

In District 2, Democrat Danny Davis will face Robert Knipp. Christopher Wilson is the only Republican candidate.

Johnny E. Gifford, a Democrat, will run for District 3 constable.

Democrats Billy Dan Dailey and Phillip Blevins will vie for constable in Districts 4 and 5, respectively.

The sole candidate to file for the November general election is Lisa Ramey-Easterling. She is running for the District 3 school board seat to which she was appointed last September.

At the state level, 11 candidates have filed for offices affecting Carter County.

Republican Rep. Jill York will seek another term in the 96th House District. Democrats Berry Webb of Webbville and Derrick Willis of Grayson also have filed for that seat. The district includes Carter and Lawrence counties.

Incumbent Democrat Robin Webb is seeking reelection in her 18th Senatorial District which covers Boyd, Greenup and Carter counties. Ashland's Tony Downey is seeking the Republican nomination.

Incumbents Circuit Judge Rebecca Phillips and Family Court Judge David D. Flatt have filed for re-election for the 37th Circuit, which includes Carter, Morgan and Elliott counties.

Incumbent District Judge Rupert Wilhoit will face John Thompson of Grayson. The 37th Circuit also covers Carter, Morgan and Elliott counties.

W. Kent Varney, of Pikeville, filed his candidacy for Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge for the 7th Appellate District, Division 2. Varney will face Janet Stumbo in the race.

The primary election will take place on May 20.

Candidates running for mayor and City Council seats in Grayson and Olive Hill have until Aug. 12 to file.

Leeann Akers can be reached at or by telephone at 474-5101.

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