Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney announces intention to run

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney Lou Anna Red Corn announced Thursday her intention to file in November to run for a six-year term in 2018.

This will be her first run for the office because she was appointed by the governor a year ago to fill the unexpired term of Ray Larson, who retired early after more than three decades in office.

“I want to continue the work that Ray started and that is always to put victims first, to continue to be there for them, to help them understand the process and to give them the best results that we can,” Red Corn told ABC 36 News.

Red Corn is the first female Commonwealth’s Attorney in Fayette County history.  She is one of only 13 in Kentucky.  She is a Native-American from Tulsa, Oklahoma who earned her undergraduate and law degree from the University of Kentucky.

Her career in Fayette County spans three decades.  She is a founding board member of the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass.

So far, no one else has announced their intention to run against Red Corn.

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