Candidates For Statewide Elections Finalized

FRANKFORT, KY. — STATEWIDE ELECTIONS IN KENTUCKY WERE FINALIZED TUESDAY AS THE FILING PERIOD ENDS. KENTUCKY VOTERS WILL ELECT A GOVERNOR, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER, TREASURER, SECRETARY OF STATE, ATTORNEY GENERAL AND AUDITOR THIS YEAR. 31 PEOPLE FILED FOR THOSE OFFICES INCLUDING 14 REPUBLICANS AND 17 DEMOCRATS. GOVERNOR MATT BEVIN IS SEEKING RE-ELECTION HOWEVER, THREE REPUBLICANS HAVE FILED TO CHALLENGE HIM IN THE GOP PRIMARY. FOUR DEMOCRATS ARE RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR. IN THE DOWN BALLOT RACES, ALL REPUBLICAN INCUMBENTS FILED FOR RE-ELECTION. SECRETARY OF STATE ALISON LUNDERGAN GRIMES IS NOT SEEKING RE-ELECTION DUE TO TERM LIMITS AND ATTORNEY GENERAL ANDY BESHEAR IS NOT SEEKING RE-ELECTION BECAUSE OF HIS RUN FOR GOVERNOR.