Candidate filings roundup: GOP primary develops for House seat in Grayson and Hardin counties

12/02/2013 09:49 AM

The most interesting race that developed last week with the latest round of legislative candidate filings came in a newly drawn district that covers parts of Hardin County and all of Grayson County.

Rep. Tim Moore, a Republican who has been in the legislature since 2007, will face a tough primary from a retired hospital executive from the other end of the district.

Here’s a rundown of the filings:

State House

18th — Republican Stephen Meredith of Leitchfield has filed a primary challenge to Moore of Elizabethtown in the newly drawn 18th House district which covers all of Grayson and a portion of Hardin County.

Meredith is a Grayson County native and a retired hospital executive making his first run for elected office.

24th — Amber Rogers Dones a Republican from Hodgenville has filed to filed to run in the district represented by Democratic Rep. Terry Mills from Lebanon.

Dones will face Republican Richard Treitz , who has also filed to run in the GOP primary.

State Senate

24th Senate District — Democrat Jason Michael Steffen of Southgate has filed for the open 24th District which encompasses Campbell, Bracken and Pendleton Counties.

The seat is open after Sen. Katie Stine, R-Southgate, announced she would not seek re-election in 2014.

Republican Wil Schroder II, an assistant Campbell County prosecutor, announced in October that he would file for the seat, and Deb Sheldon also announced she would seek the Republican nomination.

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