Marine Lt. Colonel Amy McGrath announces run for Congress

08/01/2017 10:21 AM

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Amy McGrath is throwing her hat into the ring, announcing her run for Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District seat in a two-minute video.

She is seeking the Democratic party’s nomination in the May 2018 primary. McGrath joins State Senator Reggie Thomas, D-Lexington, who announced his run at the beginning of July. And Geoff Young, who has run for this seat twice before.

Video courtesy: Amy McGrath for Congress YouTube channel

Correction: An earlier version of this article did not include all three Democratic candidates running for the seat, it has been updated to include Geoff Young.

Madeline Janicki

Madeline is a producer for Spectrum News. You can watch her work on Pure Politics, the only statewide nightly show dedicated solely to Kentucky Politics. Madeline is an Indiana native and received her degree in Communications from Indiana University. Her background is as a news producer but her passion for civic engagement and drive to bring voters information on issues that impact their lives brought her to Pure Politics. Here she gets to work on projects like her multi-part digital series on how the national group Teach For America is working in Eastern Kentucky Schools. If you have a story idea, email her at


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