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Four independents file for November General Election

Two for Senate, two for House

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 5, 2016) — Four independent candidates filed paperwork to run in various offices in the 2016 General Election, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced. Candidates had to file by April 1 to be included on the ballot for the Nov. 8 General Election.

There is no fee to file a Statement-of-Candidacy. Candidates for federal offices, nonpartisan offices, and partisan city offices of cities of the second to sixth classes are exempt from this requirement.

The candidates filing Statements-of-Candidacy are:

  • Leah King, State Senate, 11th District, Independent
  • Adam N. Duke, State Senate, 23rd District, Independent
  • David Watson, State Representative, 6th District, Libertarian Party
  • Randy Gip Graham, State Representative, 54th District, Independent

These independent, political organization and political group candidates must file petitions of nomination with a $200 filing fee no later than Aug. 9. If a potential candidate was required to file a Statement-of-Candidacy but failed to do so, the Secretary of State and county clerks’ offices cannot accept a petition from the candidate.