Voter alleges Republican challenging Rep. Tom Burch doesn't live in district he's running in

04/21/2014 03:20 PM

Republican House candidate Brian Krueger will have to prove his residence in court if he wants to take on longtime Rep. Tom Burch, D-Louisville, who has served in the legislature for the better part of 40 years.

Louisville voter Jim Stammerman has filed a lawsuit in Jefferson County Circuit Court alleging that Krueger does not live in the 30th House District in central Jefferson County, which Burch first won in 1972.

Stammerman says Krueger is not a qualified candidate, and requests that Krueger’s name be removed from the ballots, according to court documents filed on Monday. Krueger, Stammerman says in the documents, actually resides in the neighboring 46th House District, which is the home district of Democratic Rep. Larry Clark. Lawmakers redrew the district lines in a special session last August.

Krueger, a construction manager, was traveling Monday in Illinois, according to his Facebook page, and did not immediately return a phone message from Pure Politics.

Documents filed with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance shows that Stammerman, the voter who filed the suit, has donated $550 to Burch’s campaigns between 2006 to 2011.

Burch, who has represented the district since 1978, is the longtime chair of the House Health and Welfare Committee. He also represented the district from 1972 to 1975.


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