With less than a week until the filing deadline for the county school board and the Wilmore City Council, only three of nine incumbents have registered to run again, with no challengers on the books yet.
With six at-large seats up for grabs in Wilmore, incumbents Jim Brumfield and Kim Deyer are the only two candidates registered to run as of Wednesday morning, according to the Jessamine County Clerk’s Office.
The other four current council members are Jeff Baier, Lynn Cooper, Leonard Fitch and Jeff James.
Three of the five seats on the Jessamine County Board of Education are up for election in November. As of Wednesday morning, chairman and first-district representative Eugene Peel, who has served since 1985, was the only candidate to have filed for any of the three seats.
JoAnn Rohrback, who currently represents the third district on the board, has said she will not run for re-election. Vice chairperson Amy Day is the board’s second-district representative.
Peel’s first district includes most of Nicholasville west of Main Street and east of U.S. 27. Day’s second district includes the northeast quadrant of the county; Rohrback’s third district encompasses the southeast quadrant of the county as well as the Nicholasville area east of Main Street and south of Oak Street.
The Kentucky School Boards Association has more information about the election process on its website at www.ksba.org by finding the election packet on the “Legal Training and Services” page.
The filing deadline for school-board and Wilmore candidates is 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14. Candidates can register at the Jessamine County Clerk’s Office in the courthouse at 101 N. Main St. in Nicholasville.
For more information, call the clerk’s office at 859-885-4161.