Candidates for Franklin County Elected Offices

November 2018


Many offices were decided by the May 22, 2018 primary election. Those offices with contested races in the November 2018 General Election are highlighted in RED.  Candidates for County offices are listed first; candidates, for city office, listed below. 

Click on the office name below to learn more about the candidates for city and county elected office which will be on the November 8 general election ballot. 


The governing body of Franklin County consists of a Fiscal Court.  The Fiscal Court is comprised of the County Judge Executive (click link to website of County Judge Executive), elected at large by voters of the entire county, and six (6) magistrates, elected by voters of the corresponding district (map below).  Members of Fiscal Court are elected on a four year term. Click here for a link to the 6 current magistrates.

County Judge/Executive - Unopposed in November

Candidates for District Magistrates:


County Clerk - Unopposed in November 

Candidates for Property Valuation Administrator (PVA) 
 
County Attorney - Unopposed in November

Sheriff - Unopposed in November


Coroner - Unopposed in November

Candidate for Jailer - Unopposed in November

Candidates for Constables - District 4 is the only

​contested race for constable.






Candidates for City of Frankfort Elected Offices


Click here to earn more about the candidates for city commissioner who will be on the November 6, 2018 ballot. All 7 candidates for city commission are listed below.

  • Buddy Bennett

  • Lynn Bowers

  • David Clark Fields

  • Robert E. Roach - Withdrew from race June 15, 2018, after May 22, 2018 primary.

  • John R. Sower                    

  • Scott Tippett

  • Katrisha Waldridge 

  • Eric E. Whisman

 

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City of Frankfort Elected Offices


Frankfort's Local Elected Officials - Duties & Responsibilities

In Kentucky, a city has one of three  basic organizational structures: 

  • Mayor-aldermen (limited to cities of the first class) or mayor-council;

  • Commission; and 

  • City manager.  


Regardless of the plan a city chooses, all cities possess the same broad powers, those granted by home rule (KRS 82.082). 

Frankfort has, by ordinance, adopted the City Manager Plan. Click on the link to read Frankfort's governing ordinance.

City Manager Plan. This form of city government provides for a mayor and four commissioners, who together make up the board of commissioners, which possesses the legislative and executive powers of the city. The City Manager Plan is different from others in that it vests the administrative powers in an appointed official called the city manager (KRS 83A.150).  Click here to learn more about the work of Frankfort's city manager, Cindy Steinhauser.


All executive power vests in the board of city commissioners. The only duty of the mayor outside the position as a member of the board is to administer oaths & to make and execute all bonds, notes, contracts, & written obligations that the board authorizes. As a member of the board, the mayor is the presiding officer (KRS 83A.150.

Frankfort City Board Of Commissioners

The board of commissioners is composed of 4 commissioners and the mayor (KRS 83A.020). The board of commissioners sets qualifications for the manager, who is the chief administrative officer of the city and exercises the following executive powers and whatever other powers may be delegated by ordinance. 

 Frankfort's City Manager: 


  • shall have direct responsibility to the board for the proper administration of duties;  

  • shall recommend personnel decisions;  

  • may appoint persons to temporary positions without approval of the board subject to such conditions as the board may impose;  

  • shall prepare and submit a budget proposal ; 

  • shall keep the board advised of  financial condition of the city & make recommendations as deemed advisable.