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.
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.