What is the job of a County Judge Executive in Kentucky?
Franklin county's judge/executive is the chief executive of the county & has all the powers & perform all the duties of an executive & administrative nature vested in, or imposed upon, the county or its fiscal county by law, or by agreement with any municipality (such as Frankfort) or other subdivision of government, & such additional powers as are granted by the fiscal court. Franklin county's judge/executive is responsible for the proper administration of the affairs of Franklin County, including, but are not limited to, the following, though many other related duties are included:
(1) Provide for the execution of all ordinances & resolutions of the fiscal court,
execute all contracts entered into by the fiscal court,
& provide for the execution of all Kentucky's laws subject to county enforcement;
(2) Prepare & submit to the fiscal court for approval an administrative code
incorporating the details of administrative procedure
for the operation of the county, with periodic review & revisions;
(3) Furnish Franklin County's fiscal court with information concerning the operations of the county departments, boards, or commissions, necessary for the fiscal court to exercise its powers;
(4) Require all officials, elected or appointed, whose offices use county funds, & all boards,
special districts, & commissions exclusive of city governments & their agencies
in the county to make an annual financial report to the fiscal court concerning
the business & condition of their office, department, board, commission, or special districts;
(5) Consistent with procedures set forth in KRS Chapter 68,
prepare and submit to the fiscal court
an annual budget and administer the provisions of the budget when adopted by the fiscal court;
(6) Exercise with the approval of the fiscal court the authority to
appoint, supervise, suspend, and remove county personnel (unless otherwise provided by state law); and
These and other duties of the office are set out in state law: Effective: July 15, 1988
History: Amended 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 338, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1988. -- Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 101, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1986. -- Created 1076 Ky. Acts ch. 20, sec. 3, effective January 2, 1978. Legislative Research Commission Note. See Legislative Research Commission Note following KRS 67.710.
Why is there a primary for the job of Franklin County Judge Executive and who is in it?
In Kentucky, the office of County Judge Executive is a partisan elected office - candidates for the job must declare their political affiliation when filing for election. Three Democrats (Michael Mueller, Steve Shelton, Huston D. Wells) filed to run for the office and one Republican (Ken Carroll) filed. Therefore, voters in Franklin County's May primary will decide the one Democrat of the three who are running, to run against the Republican iin the General Election, on Tuesday, November, 2022.
Information about all the candidates running for this office is provided below. We encourage you to contact the candidates, ask questions, and learn more about their ideas and plans. Get engaged in the campaigns of candidates which you support - offer to make phone calls, host "meet and greet events," conduct a Facebook interview with the candidate you support, "Like" their Facebook page and share their posts, put out yard signs or other campaign material. The more people involved in an election, at the local level, the more transparent, open and fair these elections will be for everyone. Be a part of the democratic process!