National, state and local races on Tuesday's ballot
Woodford County voters will have a wide variety of choices to make on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Straight-ticket voters can vote Republican, Democratic, Libertarian, American Delta or Green. Presidential candidates include Republican Donald Trump, Democrat Hillary Clinton, Libertarian Gary Johnson, American Delta Rocky Roque De La Fuenta, Green Jill Stein, and Independent Evan McMullin. There are also 23 write-in candidates eligible for the race. In the U.S. Senate race, Republican incumbent Rand Paul is up against Democratic challenger and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray. The U.S. 6th District Representative race features Republican incumbent Andy Barr and Democrat Nancy Jo Kemper. Seventh District State Sen. Julian Carroll, a Democrat, is unopposed (though there's a space for write-in candidates, as there is in every race). The 56th District State Representative race features incumbent Democrat James Kay against Republican Daniel A. Fister. Three nonpartisan constable races will be decided, representing the 1st, 2nd and 6th Magisterial Districts. All are write-ins. Voters in all precincts can choose between Glenn Acree and Larry VanMeter, both of whom serve on the state Court of Appeals, in the nonpartisan race for the state 5th Supreme Court District. There are three nonpartisan school board races: 1st Educational District candidate and present school board chair Ambrose Wilson IV and 3rd Educational District member Debby Edelen are unopposed. Piper White and incumbent Sherri Springate face off in the 4th District. In the nonpartisan race for Midway City Council, seven candidates are competing for six seats. Incumbents Libby Warfield, Steven Craig, Bruce Southworth, Sara Newell Hicks and Kaye Nita Gallagher are joined by Steve Simoff and John Wm. McDaniel III. In the nonpartisan race for Versailles City Council, nine people are running for six seats. Incumbents Ann Miller, Mary Ellen Bradley, Owen L. Roberts and Kenneth Kerkhoff are on the ballot with challengers Laura Dake, Larry Britton, Mike Coleman, Mark Cox and Tim Middleton.