Candidates, deadlines change in election filings
Floyd County Democrats will now have one reason to go to the polls, following last-minute election filings ahead of yesterdayâ€™s extended deadline for congressional races, while the deadline for state legislative races was extended once again. Morehead attorney Michael Ackerman tossed his hat into the ring for the Democratic nomination for Fifth District congressman, which is currently held by Rep. Hal Rogers. To secure the nomination, he will need to beat Kenneth S. Stepp, of Manchester, who ran in the race two years ago and lost. Aside from that, however, there are currently no other contested races for Democrats on the May ballot. That could still change, however, after Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd entered a temporary injunction yesterday, extending the deadline for state House and Senate seats once again, this time to 4 p.m. Friday. In addition to those races, the fall ballot could prove more exciting, as nonpartisan city council and school board seats come up for re-election.