Local primary election ballot set; see complete list of candidates and upcoming important dates

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Those interested in seeking local political office had their chance to toss their names in the hat, and now, the field for the upcoming May 17 primary election.

Locally, 44 candidates have filed for office, and it is already clear there will be some new faces elected as some officials currently holding seats will not seek re-election, and candidates who have not before sought or held office are running.

Click here to see the 2022 Kentucky Election Calendar

Several important dates are on the horizon for the coming election according to the 2022 Election Calendar provided on the website of the Kentucky State Board of Elections. Saturday, April 2, is the opening of the online mail-in absentee ballot request portal. That portal closes at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3. Voters or their legally authorized agents can begin submitting a notarized paper application for an absentee ballot because of a medical reason on May 3, and that request window closes on May 17, according to the calendar.

The last day to register to vote in the upcoming primary is Monday, April 18.

May 10 is the deadline for anyone who receives an absentee ballot by mail, but knows at least seven days before election day that he or she will be in the county on election day and who has not voted the absentee ballot, to cancel that absentee ballot and return it to the county clerk’s office.

In-person absentee voting is to be conducted May 12-14 in the county clerk’s office or other place designated by the county board of elections and approved by the State Board of Elections.

Thursday, May 12, is the last day for county clerks to publish a copy of the ballot, although statute requires this be done no less than three days prior to the primary.

When election day arrives on May 17, polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m., and all mail-in absentee ballots must be received by 6 p.m. that day.

Boyle County Political Candidates
County Judge-Executive
Republican
Howard Hunt
Democrat
Trille L. Bottom

County Attorney
Republican
Christopher K. Herron

County Clerk
Democrat
Sara Henry
Republican
Casey McCoy

Sheriff
Republican
Taylor Bottom
Democrat
Charles M. Parks

Jailer
Republican
Brian Wofford

PVA
Democrat
Lacresha “My” Gibson

Coroner
Democrat
Mike Wilder

Magistrate District 1
Republican
Tom Ellis
Democrat
Terry Hogue
Democrat
Jeff Reardon

Magistrate District 2
Republican
Ronald Short
Democrat
Tina Lynn
Republican
Paula Jean Bodner

Magistrate District 3
Democrat
Phillip R. Sammons
Republican
Barry Harmon

Magistrate District 4
Republican
Jason M. Cullen
Democrat
Jerry Leber
Democrat
Keagan Hinkle

Magistrate District 5
Democrat
Jamey Gay

Magistrate District 6
Democrat
John B. Caywood
Republican
Steve C. Sleeper

Constable District 1
Democrat
Don “Buck” Sawyer
Republican
R. Andrew Hourigan
Republican
Darrel Lyons

Constable District 2
Democrat
Dennis E. Curtsinger

Constable District 3
Democrat
James Anthony Murphy

Constable District 4
Republican
H. Jack Hendricks, R

Constable District 5
Democrat
Randall Riley

Constable District 6
Republican
Timothy Wayne Gooch

Non-Partisan Offices
Danville Mayor
• James “J H” Atkins
• James Morris Hunn
• Denise Terry

Danville City Commissioners
• Kevin Caudill
• Shawn Moore
• Steve Southerland
• Rick Serres
• Jennie Hollon
• Col. Joe Lamkin
• Robert Earl Robinson
• Donna Peek
• Charles Singleton

All candidates are listed here in the order in which they appear on the list provided to the Advocate-Messenger by the office of Boyle County Clerk Trille Bottom. Although physical addresses were provided for all candidates, the Advocate-Messenger did not publish addresses as a matter of safety and security for candidates and their families.