Kelsey Hayes Coots is one of four Democrats running for auditor. Image from LinkedIn.
2019 is an unusual election year in Kentucky. There are no national offices on the ballot - no president, no congressional offices, no races that send a winner to Washington. There are no local races. No county judges, sheriffs, mayors, city council or magistrates. No local races that bring out friends and families of candidates.
It's a year that elected representatives in the Kentucky House and Senate can run without giving up their positions.
It's a year for candidates with great name recognition and/or big families. It's a year with guaranteed low voter turnout.
In the race for auditor, incumbent Mike Harmon is running for a second term. He's the only candidate on the Republican side.
On the Democratic side, there are four candidates:
- Kelsey Hayes Coots (Louisville)
- Drew Curtis (Lexington)
- Sheri Donahue (Louisville) https://donahueforky.com/
- Chris Tobe (Anchorage in Jefferson County)
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