election 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (5/14/14) — Voters heading to the polls in less than a week and those voting by absentee will choose the next slate of county officials from the pool of candidates on their particular party’s ballot.

In what’s considered by many to be the most important race in Daviess County, Republican challenger Gary Boswell is fighting to unseat Republican incumbent Al Mattingly for the position of Daviess County Judge/Executive. Because both candidates are registered as Republicans in the May 20 primary, only Republican voters can cast a ballot for either of them. No Democrats have filed for the position, so the winner of the primary will go on to be the county’s next Judge/Executive.

In other local races, Republican candidates Kevin Parker, Tom Morton, and James “Jim” O’Brien are vying for a county commissioner seat in the eastern district, while Alma Randolph, Jimmie Sapp, and Mike Koger are each looking to secure the Democrat nod for the post. The winner of those two races will face each other in the fall general election.

Rachel Pence Foster is facing off against Palmer Davis Dempsey for the job of property valuation administrator.

In the race for Western District Constable, Kris Crawford and Butch Grenier are battling for the Republican nomination, and the winner of that race will face off against the winner of the Democratic candidates, Scott Smith, Joseph Dean Chappell, Jerry Belcher, and Paul Westerfield.

Ray Westerfield and Jeffrey Williams are running against each other on the Democrat ticket for Constable in the central district.

Running in a nonpartisan race for judge of the court of appeals are Osi Onyekwuluje, Mark Flener, and Kelly Thompson.

Of course, Republican voters who turn out on Tuesday will also have a say in the hotly contested U.S. Senate race between Mitch McConnell and Matt Bevin. McConnell, a career Senator and party leader has been embroiled in a heated battle between Republican challenger Matt Bevin and Democrat challenger Allison Lundergan Grimes. Grimes is the frontrunner for the Democrat nomination and is expected to face the winner of the Republican primary in the fall.

SurfKY News will provide updated coverage of the election Tuesday.

Dennis Beard
SurfKY News

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Muhlenberg Residents - Scam Warnings

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (3/26/15) — During the week of March 23, 2015, the Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s office received… Read More

Two Injured after Jumping from Second Floor to Escape House Fire

GREENVILLE, Ky. (3/26/15) — A house fire reported at 8:05 a.m. Wednesday, March 25 at Highland Drive in Greenville… Read More

Most Read This Week

March 18, 2015 9390

UPDATE: Hanson Man Located in Henderson, Taken to…

by Trooper Stu Recke
March 18, 2015 6745

UPDATE: Name of Pedestrian Killed on Western…

by Trooper Stu Recke
March 24, 2015 4806

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 4625

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 25, 2015 4622

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 3951

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

February 25, 2015 13736

Multi-Agency Investigation Nets Large-Scale Meth…

by Trooper Stu Recke
March 09, 2015 12743

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI

Stories Trending Today

March 25, 2015 4625

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 25, 2015 4622

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 25, 2015 3500

Madisonville Man's Living Room Leap Lands Him in…

by Madisonville Police Department / Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 2946

Rep Brent Yonts' Letter to TVA concerning…

by Brent Yonts
March 25, 2015 2183

Alleged Speeding in School Zone Ends in DUI Arrest

by Madisonville Police Department / Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 1520

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – March 25,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
March 25, 2015 1474

Greenville Man Charged with Theft of Vehicle

by Wes Miller
March 26, 2015 1225

‘Chasing Rainbow’ Heart Walk Raises Funds for AHA

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 25, 2015 1199

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - March 25,…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 25, 2015 1141

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office