A group of pastors have endorsed Republican Hal Heiner in the 2015 governor’s race.
Heiner appeared with several pastors outside of the Lyman T. Johnson Middle School on Friday to endorse the former Louisville metro councilman for his push to allow public charter schools in Kentucky.
Heiner officially announced his candidacy last March but has kept a low profile since then in deference to the November elections for the U.S. Senate and state House of Representatives. He said Friday’s event was the kickoff for his public campaign for governor. He is scheduled to speak to the Kentucky Association of Chiropractors on Saturday.
Republican James Comer plans to officially file for governor on Thursday. Former state Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott filed earlier this week.