Judge Delays Ruling in Kentucky Senate Residency Case

Nov 3, 2012

A Jefferson County judge wants to look at utility bills of two addresses connected to a Republican candidate for state Senate before ruling in a challenge to the candidate's residency. Circuit Judge Charles L. Cunningham Jr. delayed ruling on a request that Louisville businessman Chris Thieneman's name be removed from Tuesday's ballot or that votes cast for him not be counted.

Louisville resident Robert Walker II contends Thieneman hasn't lived in the 37th District long enough to be a bona fide candidate. Thieneman is running against Democratic state Sen. Perry Clark.

The central issue is Thieneman's use of a motel address to vote in 2011.

The judge delayed ruling until utility records at both addresses are produced and ordered that race results not be certified until the judge allows it.