Republican Allison Ball announces bid for state Treasurer

05/27/2014 07:15 PM

Prestonsburg lawyer and Republican activist Allison Ball announced Tuesday night that she will run for state treasurer in 2015.

Ball is the first candidate to announce for the office, which will be open in the 2015 election. Treasurer Todd Hollenbach, who was first elected in 2007, is term limited.

She is also the first GOP candidate to officially jump in a race for statewide office in 2015 other than governor.

Ball is a University of Kentucky law school graduate who now works for the Vanover, Hall and Bartley law firm, which specializes in personal injury law, products liability, Social Security law and negligence.

The first-time candidate made her announcement in Fairdale, Kentucky at the Jefferson-Bullitt Conservative Social event Tuesday night.

“Real change has to come from changing our economy,” Ball said. “Real change has to come from changing Frankfort. That’s why today I am excited to tell you all I am announcing my candidacy for state treasurer.”

Ball decided to throw her name in the statewide election ring after years of helping other Republican candidates across the state, including Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell’s campaign.

During the 2014 session, the General Assembly considered legislation to abolish the office of state Treasurer . The bill passed the Republican controlled state Senate but died in the House.

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