Six incumbent city council members in Wilmore will face a familiar face in November election, and a former mayor of Nicholasville will go up against an incumbent in the only contested race for a seat on the school board.
The filing deadline for Wilmore City Council and Jessamine County Board of Education candidates passed Tuesday at 4 p.m. The general election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 6.
All six at-large seats on the Wilmore council are two-year terms and are up for grabs in November. Lynne Fuller, who was appointed to fill an unexpired term on the council in July 2010 but has come up short on votes in the 2008 and 2010 elections, is the only challenger. The six incumbents — Jeff Baier, Jim Brumfield, Lynn Cooper, Kim Deyer, Leonard Fitch and Jeff James — all filed for re-election.
Former Nicholasville mayor John Martin will face incumbent Amy Day in the race for the second-district seat on the board of education in the fall. Martin served one term as mayor from 2003 to 2007; Day has served on the board since 2009 and is currently the vice chairperson.
Current chairman Eugene Peel is unchallenged for his first-district seat. Debra Hood is the only candidate in the third district; incumbent JoAnn Rohrback did not file for re-election. Districts four and five will not be up for election again until 2014.