Secretary of State
Secretary Grimes Announces Vacancies in Candidacy

Press Release Date:  Monday, August 13, 2012  
Contact Information:  Lynn Sowards Zellen
Director of Communications
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes
(502) 330-9839

Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s Secretary of State and Chief Election Official, is notifying individuals interested in running for office of vacancies in candidacy for two elections that will appear on the ballot in the November 6, 2012, General Election.

The Hon. Tom Jensen, Republican Senator from the 21st District, withdrew his candidacy for re-election on August 10, 2012. The Hon. Brian Wright, previously the Republican candidate for Commonwealth’s Attorney in the 29th District, withdrew on August 8, 2012.

No Democrat had filed to challenge either candidate, and pursuant to KRS 118.105(5), each political party may nominate replacement candidates in the two races.

Certificates of nomination for State Senate, 21st District, must be filed by no later than 4 p.m., EST, on August 24, 2012. The 21st Senatorial District includes Estill, Jackson, Laurel, Menifee, and Powell counties.

Certificates of nomination for Commonwealth’s Attorney, 29th Judicial Circuit, must be filed by no later than 4 p.m., EST, on August 22, 2012. The 29th Circuit is comprised of Adair and Casey counties.

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