Last day filing rush: Candidates file for Congress, House, Senate seats

01/30/2018 10:32 AM

UPDATE 12:05

Flanked by acting House Speaker David Osborne, House Majority Whip Kevin Bratcher and Rep. Phil Moffett, Republican Party of Jefferson County Jim Standsbury filed his paperwork for the GOP nomination in the 46th Dist.

This district is currently held by Rep. Al Gentry, D-Louisville.

UPDATE 11:25

Matt Koch, a Republican from Paris, was joined by Sen. Steve West, R-Paris, and greeted by Blake Brickman, the Governor’s Chief of Staff, as he filed paperwork for the 72nd House District, currently held by Rep. Sannie Overly, D-Paris, who has yet to file for re-election.

Koch said he was a retired Marine, and co-owner of a farm in his home county of Bourbon.

It’s the final day for candidates around the state to bring their paperwork to the Secretary of State’s office. There are 100 seats up for grabs in the state House of Representative, half of the 38 state Senate seats (even numbered districts), and every member of the U.S. House of Representatives on the ballot.

Rep. Suzanne Miles, R-Owensboro, filed for re-election in the morning of the filing deadline. She will once again face Joy Gray, a retired school teacher, in the General Election, if both candidates do not draw primary opponents.

In the 10th House Dist. Tina Howard, a Republican who is active in her church and owns a local car wash business, filed her paperwork for the GOP primary against Josh Calloway. Rep. Dean Schamore, D-Hardinsburg, has held the seat since 2016.

Howard is also the 71st woman to file paperwork to run for the General Assembly this year.

Candidates have until 4pm eastern time to submit their paperwork to run as a Democrat or Republican in the May 22 primary.

This post will be updated throughout the day.

Nick Storm

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