Kentucky Primary – Who’s On The Ballot

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Kentucky Primary – Who’s On The Ballot

The 2019 Kentucky elections website.

The 2019 Kentucky elections website.

Hena Kachroo

The 2019 Kentucky elections website.

Hena Kachroo

Hena Kachroo

The 2019 Kentucky elections website.

Hena Kachroo, Staff Writer

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This year, there will be elections for governor, other state executives, special state legislative, state supreme court, the intermediate appellate court, local judges, and municipal government.

Elections for governor will be held on November 5th, 2019 and the primary will be on May 21st, 2019. Governor Matt Bevin will run for re-election to a second term as governor this year. The Democratic Party will have four candidates running in the primary: the Kentucky House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins, former state Auditor Adam Edelen, Andy Beshear, and retired engineer Geoff Young. The Republican Party’s primary candidates include Bevin, state Representative Robert Goforth, and account manager William E. Woods.

An election was called for on November 5th, 2019 to replace Justice Bill Cunningham on the Kentucky Supreme Court after he retired. Governor Bevin appointed David Buckingham to serve during the interim. Buckingham will have to run in the November election to keep the seat. The Kentucky Supreme Court is comprised of seven justices who serve a term of eight years. The justices now are John D. Minton Jr., Lisabeth Tabor Hughes, Ernie Fletcher, Michelle Keller, Daniel Venters, Steve Beshear, Samuel T. Wright III, and Laurance VanMeter.

The primary election for intermediate appellate courts will be on May 21st, 2019. The general election will be on November 5th, 2019. The candidates include Jacqueline Caldwell and Michael Caperton who are both running in the special primary for Kentucky Court of Appeals 3rd Division 1.

The general elections for local judicial offices will be held on November 5th, 2019 and the primary election is on May 21st. The filing deadline to run was January 29th of this year.

Click here for more information on who’s on the ballot for this year in the Kentucky Primary.