Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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November 26, 2013

Candidates seeking Lawrence seats file

LOUISA — Upcoming races for the Jailer’s job, as well as the county judge’s seat, have heated up in Lawrence County with three candidates filing their intent to campaign in each of the races.

The county judge race will be between incumbent Democrat John A. Osborne, challenger Mike McKinney, who is also a Democrat, and Republican challenger Rick May.

As of Monday, the jailer’s race in Lawrence County also has three declared candidates. Current jailer Phil Triplett has stated he will not will be seeking re-election, leaving the job open for a race between Democrat candidates Billy D. Hall and George E. Williams, and Republican challenger Roger Lee Jordan.

In other races, incumbent Republican County Clerk Chris Jobe will be challenged by political newcomer James A. Perry; incumbent Republican County Attorney Michael T. Hogan is being challenged by Democrat Everett “Kenny” Preston; and, Democrat Denver R. Chaffin Sr. and Republican Rick Blackburn in the race for District 4 Magistrate, with no filing by incumbent William “Bill” Lemaster.

Democrat Sheriff Garrett Roberts remains unchallenged in his bid for re-election, as does Democrat PVA Chris Rose. Incumbent Democrat Morris Howard has filed to run for Dist. 1 Magistrate; incumbent Democrat John J. Lemaster is seeking the Dost. 2 Magistrate seat; incumbent Republican Earl Boggs Jr. is seeking the Dist. 3 Magistrate spot; Republican Travis Hughes has filed to seek the coroner’s job; and, Democrat Forest P. “Flip” Diamond has filed to run for District 1 Constable.

TIM PRESTON can be reached at tpreston@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2651.

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