Eight citizens campaigned for Frankfort's Board of Commissioners: Harry Carver, Kelly May, Anne Marie Rosen, Diane Strong, Kyle Thompson, Leesa Unger, Katrisha Waldridge. The top 8 candidates from the Primary Election ran for the General Election, competing for 4 positions. This page will be updated once this election count is finalized.
Candidates for the Office of Frankfort City Commissioner
Katrisha Waldridge (Incumbent)
Phone: (502) 219-7449
City Commissioner cell number: (502) 667-2394
Click here to email Katrisha Waldridge.
The City of Frankfort is organized under the City Manager form of government. Frankfort is led by a 5 member Board of Commissioners, which includes the Mayor and four Commissioners. The Mayor is elected every four years; commissioners are elected every two years. The elections are nonpartisan.
The Board of Commissioners must appoint 1 commissioner as Mayor Pro Tem to act on the Mayor's behalf if that person is unable to attend to his/ her duties. Duties specific to the Mayor include presiding over meetings, signing contracts, serving as the ceremonial head of government, & making appointments to certain boards.
Frankfort is one of only 19 of Kentucky's 400 + cities which operate under the City Manager form of government. Frankfort differs from cities with a Mayor-Council plan or Commission plan, because while ultimate responsibility and control over executive and legislative authority rests with the Board of Commissioners as a whole, the day-to-day executive and administrative responsibility is given to the City Manager by state law.