For what may be the first time in Sun history, we will run a series of question and answers with candidates for elective office. In the weeks leading up to the May 22 primary, candidates in contested races will be posed a few questions and strongly encouraged to answer them with specifics, not partisan rhetoric or attacks.
We’re encouraging Sun readers to submit their own questions by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by mailing them to our office at P. O. Box 29, Versailles, 40383.
This is the tentative schedule for our Election 2018 Primary Q & A series:
March 22: District Judge
March 29: Circuit Judge
April 5: County Attorney
April 12: County Clerk
April 19: U.S. House of Representatives
April 26: Jailer
May 3: Sheriff
May 10: Magistrates (Part 1)
May 17: Magistrates (Part 2) The filing deadline for nonpartisan races (councils and mayors) and independents is Aug. 14. We’ll begin our Q & A series with them in mid-July. Last week, a preview of this series mistakenly listed House District 56 as one of the contested primaries. Actually, that race features one Democrat (Joe Graviss) and one Republican (Dan Fister). We regret the error.