Kim Davis files for re-election as Rowan Co. Clerk

01/08/2018 03:20 PM

Embattled Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis will seek another term in the position which brought her national headlines in 2015.

The clerk, who will run as a Republican, grew to notoriety after denying marriage licenses in 2015 following an order from the U.S. Supreme Court to allow same-sex marriages. Davis filed paperwork last week to seek another term in office.

Four Democratic opponents: James Jessee, Nashia Fife, Elwood Caudill and David Ermold — who Davis denied a marriage license to in 2015 — are all seeking to challenge the outspoken clerk.

In 2017, Kentucky was ordered to pay more than $224,000 in legal fees and court costs owed to same-sex couples who Davis in 2015 over her refusal to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples.

Nick Storm

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