HERALD-LEADER FRANKFORT BUREAU
FRANKFORT — Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reminded Monday that persons interested in running for state office this year have until Jan. 27 to file.
But she suggested filing earlier than that in case filing papers need to be corrected.
Kentucky law does not provide an opportunity to correct or re-file paperwork after the filing deadline of 4 p.m. Jan. 27, said Grimes, the state’s chief election official.
The offices of governor and lieutenant Governor, secretary of state, attorney general, auditor of public accounts, state treasure and commissioner of agriculture are on the ballot in Kentucky in 2015.
Candidates may access the filing forms required at http://app.sos.ky.gov/ElectionsDYC/.
Introduced by U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler and with his predecessor Crit Luallen on stage, auditor-elect Adam Edelen was the first Democrat to deliver a victory speech Tuesday night.
Edelen started by saying Luallen’s early endorsement was a key to him not having a primary challenger, and he called her, “the gold-standard of public service in Kentucky.”
Edelen continued, “I won’t let her down, and I won’t let you down either.” Citing his own humble roots, he said, “as long as I’m in public life, my work will be to make sure we capitalize on human potential.”
Democrats are hanging tight in Frankfort waiting for more results while listening to Tom Petty and the Beatles.
By Jack Brammer
FRANKFORT – Democrat Adam Edelen outlined steps Wednesday he thinks will improve the state auditor’s office he is seeking in the Nov. 8 election.
The steps focus on more public transparency and saving taxpayers’ dollars.
Edelen, former chief of staff for Gov. Steve Beshear, is running for auditor against Republican John T. Kemper III, a Lexington developer.
Kemper said Edelen is adopting parts of his campaign platform, particularly his call for more online transparency of the use of tax dollars.