Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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January 28, 2014

Barren judge-executive race draws eight

GLASGOW — Several political races in the area drew a crowded field for the 2014 election, but for a few, a primary will not be necessary.

Tuesday was the last day candidates could file for most of this year's races – including all county government spots, Glasgow mayor and city council seats, all judicial races and the state and federal legislative positions that have elections this year.

School board candidates and other cities' mayoral and legislative body candidates have until Aug. 12 to file. None of those will be on the primary ballot.

Any independent candidates in the partisan races must file a statement of intent by 4 p.m. April 1 and their nomination and financial disclosure forms by Aug. 12.

Barren County

At least three candidates are necessary for a primary in the Glasgow mayoral race, and the four who filed – incumbent Mayor Rhonda Riherd Trautman, Dick Doty, David Slayton and Joe Ganci – will be whittled to two May 20.

A total of 17 people are competing for the 12 seats on Glasgow City Council; 25 candidates would have triggered a primary to narrow the field, so that race will wait until the Nov. 4 general election.

The Barren County judge-executive seat attracted eight candidates –  Democrats Brian Scott Taylor, W.R. “Bud” Tarry, Chris Steward, Zack Kender and Micheal Hale and Republicans David Honeycutt, Don “Goose” Gossett and Bob Strickland.

Charles Massey Jr., the lone Republican candidate for Barren County sheriff, will face in November one of three Democrats, as challengers Dennis Stephens and Shannon White try to unseat Sheriff Kent Keen.

The jailer race will have primaries in both parties. Democratic incumbent Matt Mutter will try to fend off fellow Democrat Justin Kirkpatrick, while Republicans Rickey Spillman and Bob Wing vie for a spot on the November ballot.

The following incumbents are uncontested for their offices: Coroner Mike Swift, County Attorney Jeff Sharp, County Clerk Joanne London and Property Valuation Administrator Brad Bailey.

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