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As the deadline to file candidacy papers for the state’s primary elections passed on Jan. 10, the candidates who have sought to run for legislative offices representing Kentucky and Pike County have staked their claims.

Kentucky’s primary election will take place on May 19. Pike County’s ballots will include candidates for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives Dist. 5, Kentucky Supreme Court Dist. 7, Dist. 31 state senator and state representatives for districts 92, 93, 94 and 95.

The four incumbents of the Pikeville City Commission, Allison Powers, Steve Hartsock, Patrick McNamee and Bob Shurtleff, are the only candidates who filed for the Pikeville City Commission. Dist. 94 state Rep. Angie Hatton also filed for reelection without opposing candidates.

The deadline to register to vote in Kentucky’s primary election is April 20. In the primary election, voters can only vote for candidates of their same political affiliation and non-partisan candidates. For more information on the primary election, visit, www.GoVoteKY.com.

The following is a full list of the candidates who filed for local, state and national legislative offices representing Pike County:

U.S. Senate Kentucky:

REPUBLICAN PARTY

Nicholas Alsager

Wendell K. Crow

Paul John Frangedakis

Louis Grider

Naren James

Kenneth Lowndes

Mitch McConnell (Incumbent)

C. Wesley Morgan

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Jimmy C. Ausbrooks

Charles Booker

Mike Broihier

Maggie Jo Hilliard

Andrew J. Maynard

Amy McGrath

Eric Rothmuller

John R. Sharpensteen

Bennie J. Smith

Mary Ann Tobin

U.S. House of Representatives

• District 5

REPUBLICAN PARTY

Harold “Hal” Rogers (Incumbent)

Gerardo Serrano

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Matthew Ryan Best

State House of Representatives:

• District 92

REPUBLICAN PARTY

John C. Blanton (Incumbent)

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Ancel Smith

• District 93

REPUBLICAN PARTY

Norma Kirk-McCormick

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Rod Varney

• District 94

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Angie Hatton (Incumbent)

• District 95

REPUBLICAN PARTY

William Matt Reynolds

Martin K. Meade Jr.

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Ashley Tackett Laferty (Incumbent)

State Senate:

• District 31

REPUBLICAN PARTY

Phillip Wheeler (Incumbent)

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Scott Sykes

Glenn Martin Hammond

Kentucky Supreme Court

• Dist. 7

Robert B. Conley

Chris Harris

Sam Wright (Incumbent)

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