John-Mark Hack

Politics
8:30 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Candidates Prepare for Special Kentucky House Special Election

Kentucky Republicans hope to narrow their deficit in the state House while Democrats aim to keep a seat they've held for years as voters in a central Kentucky district prepare to elect a new state representative.

The three candidates in the 56th District are spending their last full day of campaigning Monday ahead of Tuesday's special election.

Vying for the seat are Democrat James Kay, Republican Lyen Crews and independent John-Mark Hack.

They are competing to replace Democrat Carl Rollins, who resigned in the spring to take the top job with the state student financial aid agency.

The district in the heart of bluegrass country includes Woodford County and parts of Fayette and Franklin counties.

Republicans hope to edge closer to Democrats, who hold 54 of the 100 House seats.

Politics
8:30 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Race for Kentucky House Seat Getting Expensive

The race for a House seat representing Kentucky 56th District is getting pricey.

The Courier-Journal reports the three candidates have so far raised a combined total of $147,000 for the seat of Democrat Carl Rollins, who stepped down after being named as head of the state student financial aid agency.

In contrast, Rollins and his opponent raised a combined total of $96,000 for the 2012 general election campaign.

A special election for the seat that includes Woodford County and parts of Fayette and Franklin is set for June 25. The candidates vying for the seat are Democrat James Kay, Republican Lyen Crews and independent John-Mark Hack.