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Lawsuit claims state Rep. Tom Burch’s opponent doesn’t live in the district

April 21, 2014 | | Comments Comments

By Jack Brammer

jbrammer@herald-leader.com

FRANKFORT – A Louisville voter filed a lawsuit Monday, claiming that this year’s Republican challenger against longtime state Democratic Rep. Tom Burch is not a qualified candidate because he doesn’t live in the district.

Jim Stammerman alleged in the suit filed in Jefferson Circuit Court that Brian Lyle Krueger does not live in the 30th House District in JeffersonCounty and thus cannot represent it.

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

The suit claims that Krueger actually is a resident of the 46th House District in JeffersonCounty. It asks the judge to order Krueger’s name removed from this year’s ballot as an unqualified candidate.

Krueger could not be immediately reached for comment.

Republicans this year are trying to gain control of the state House for the first time since 1921. Democrats now outnumber Republicans in the chamber, 54-46.

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  1. Buck Feshear says:

    Now if only someone would challenge the candidacy of the drunk tweeter who lives in Lexington but represents Floyd County on residency grounds.