Deadline To Run For Congress, State House, State Senate Approaches

Jan 29, 2018

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Tuesday is the last day for candidates to file for election in Kentucky. This year’s ballot will include all 100 seats in the state House of Representatives, half of the 38 seats in the state senate, as well as all six of Kentucky’s seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Matt Wyatt is the chairman of the Elizabethtown School Board and filed to run as a Democrat in House District 25. He said he decided to run because of the Republican-led legislature’s passage of a charter schools bill last year.

“It’s our job right now as candidates to go out there and tell our story about why Frankfort is running against us,” said Wyatt.

On Monday, more than 30 current elected officials and hopefuls filed paperwork in Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes’ office.

The state House and Senate currently have several districts where incumbent candidates are running unopposed this year. Republicans currently have 62 seats in the House while Democrats have 36. There are currently two vacant seats that will be filled during special elections in February. The state Senate has 27 Republicans and 11 Democrats.