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Your guide to Northern Kentucky's 2019 elections

Posted: 10:51 AM, Nov 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-04 13:59:07-05
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With the 2019 general election less than a week away, here’s what you need to know about every Northern Kentucky race, no matter where you live.

Statewide races

The following races will appear on every Kentucky ballot regardless of county or precinct.

Governor, Lt. Governor

  • Matt Bevin and Ralph Alvarado, Republican
  • Andy Beshear and Jacqueline Coleman, Democrat
  • John Hicks and Ann Cormican, Libertarian

Bevin, the Republican businessman and Army veteran, has promised to shore up the state’s pension system, improve infrastructure, update state tax code, and more.

Beshear, the current attorney general and son of former governor Steve Beshear, is touting the state’s Medicaid expansion and its pension system as the deciding factors for Kentuckians heading to the polls.

Attorney General

  • Daniel Cameron, Republican
  • Gregory Stumbo, Democrat

Cameron, a former Washington, D.C. lobbyist and University of Louisville football player, says he hopes to “depoliticize” the office of attorney general and "enhance its presence" beyond Frankfort. This summer, Cameron secured an endorsement from President Donald Trump , who touted the “new star” as “tough on crime, strong on borders.”

Former Kentucky AG Stumbo has 40 years of experience practicing law in Kentucky, a career during which he’s prosecuted corruption on both sides of the aisle. As AG, he founded the Kentucky Bureau of Criminal Investigations to combat drug abuse, cyber crimes and other issues.

Secretary of State

  • Michael Adams, Republican
  • Heather French Henry, Democrat

Adams of McCracken County has most recently served on the Kentucky Board of Elections, appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin, and was also general counsel for the Republican Governors Association for 12 years. His platform emphasizes making it easier for voters to cast ballots while making it harder to cheat.

Henry served as the commissioner and deputy commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs under governors Matt Bevin and Steve Beshear. In addition to increased voter security, Henry supports restoration of voting rights to non-violent criminal offenders and more civic education in K-12 schools.

Also on Kentucky ballots this November:

State Treasurer

  • Allison Ball, Republican incumbent
  • Michael Bowman, Democrat

Commissioner of Agriculture

  • Ryan Quarles, Republican incumbent
  • Robert Conway, Democrat
  • Josh Gilpin, Libertarian

Auditor of Public Accounts

  • Mike Harmon, Republican incumbent
  • Sheri Donahue, Democrat
  • Kyle Hugenberg, Libertarian

Boone County elections

County Clerk (all precincts)

  • Justin Crigler, Republican
  • Amy Ferguson, Democrat
  • J. Kyle Sweeney, Libertarian

State Representative (63rd District)

  • Kim Banta, Republican
  • Josh Blair, Democrat

This race will be seen on ballots in the following precincts: Constance, Limaburg, Greenview, Oakbook, Airport and Florence-12.

Click here to view a sample ballot for Boone County.

Campbell County elections

Alexandria City Council

  • Joe Anderson
  • Thomas Baldridge

This race will be seen on ballots in the following counties: part of Alexandria A, B, C, D, E, F and G.

Dayton Independent School District Board of Education

  • Brett Neuspickle

This race will be seen on ballots in the following precincts: Dayton A and B, part of Dayton C, part of Fort Thomas B.

Wilder City Council

  • Jerry Sebastian

This race will be seen on ballots in the following precincts: Wilder, part of Johns Hill.

No candidates have been named in the races for County Surveyor, Justice of the Peace (3rd Magisterial District), City of Woodlawn Commissioners, City of California Commissioners, and Board of Education for the 2nd Education District.

Click here to view a sample ballot for Campbell County.

Kenton County elections

State Representative (63rd District)

  • Kim Banta, Republican
  • Josh Blair, Democrat

This race will be seen on ballots in the following precincts: Crescent Springs 1, 2 and 3; Crestview Hills 2; Edgewood 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7; Erlanger 11 and 12; Fort Mitchell 1, 3, 5, and 7; Fort Wright 1, 2 and 3; Lakeside Park 2; Park Hills 1; Villa Hills 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Lakeside Park City Council

  • Mary Ann Thaman
  • David Wolfer
  • Thomas Bernheimer

This race will be seen on ballots in the following precincts: Lakeside Park 1 and 2.

Click here to view a sample ballot for Kenton County.