State Lawmaker Wants to Change the Way Lt. Governor Candidates are Chosen

Bowling Green, KY – State Representative Mike Harmon, a Republican from Danville, wants to move the requirement that gubernatorial candidates select a running mate--- until after the primary election. Under terms of legislation the lawmaker from the 54th House District has pre-filed, the winning gubernatorial candidate for each respective party would be required to file paperwork naming their candidate for Lieutenant Governor by the fourth Tuesday following Kentucky's primary election. The bill would also allow a gubernatorial candidate to select a replacement candidate for Lieutenant Governor, should the original choice die or suffer a disabling condition. The bill is pre-filed as BR 327.