Darren Doyle, story:
The deadline has passed and all local candidates running for county office in 2018 are officially in the books. While several candidates filed early, some shuffled in on the afternoon of the January 30, 2018 deadline. The following names will be on ballots for either the May 2018 primary, or the general election ballot which will be held in November, 2018.
Candidates that are running unopposed will not appear on the primary election ballot in May; only on the November ballot.
County Clerk Kevin Alexander said that the ballot position drawing will be held at noon on Thursday, February 1, 2018 for the May Primary, which will be held on May 22, 2018. This decides in what order the candidates' names will appear on the ballot.
The following Edmonson County residents have filed for office:
District *Judge J.B.Hines has filed for reelection for 38th District, Division 1 judge, unopposed.
Filing for U.S. Representative (Congress) 2nd District is current Representative *Brett Guthrie, Bowling Green (R), along with Brian Pedigo, Glasgow, (D), Rane Eir Olivia Sessions, Webster, (D), and Grant Short, Owensboro, (D).
Filing for State Representative 19th District, which includes all of Edmonson and a portion of Warren Counties, is incumbent *Michael Lee Meredith, Oakland, (R), and William "Bill" Fishback, Bowling Green (D), Daniel Wayne Johnson, Bowling Green, (D), Jacob K. Moore, Brownsville (D), and Brian Kent Strow, Bowling Green (R).
*Timothy R. Coleman is running unopposed for District 38, Division 1 Circuit Court Judge.
*Blake Ross Chambers is running unopposed for District 38 Commonwealth Attorney.
(*) denotes incumbent