4 independent candidates file statements of candidacy for 2016 general election

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Four independent candidates filed paperwork to run in various offices in the 2016 General Election, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced.

Individuals seeking to run as an independent, political organization or political group candidate for certain partisan offices were required file their Statement-of-Candidacy forms no later than Friday, April 1, 2016, at 4 p.m. ET in order to be placed on the ballot for the November 8, 2016, General Election.

There is no fee to file a Statement-of-Candidacy. Candidates for federal offices, nonpartisan offices, and partisan city offices of cities of the second to sixth classes are exempt from this requirement.

The candidates filing Statements-of-Candidacy are:

  • Leah King, State Senate, 11th District, Independent
  • Adam N. Duke, State Senate, 23rd District, Independent
  • David Watson, State Representative, 6th District, Libertarian Party
  • Randy Gip Graham, State Representative, 54th District, Independent

These independent, political organization and political group candidates must file petitions of nomination with a $200 filing fee no later than August 9, 2016. If a potential candidate was required to file a Statement-of-Candidacy but failed to do so, the Secretary of State and county clerks’ offices cannot accept a petition from the candidate.

For more information, please visit the Secretary of State’s website at sos.ky.gov.

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