​​​​​Together Frankfort: Learn about the 2020 candidates for primary elections & volunteer your support!

​​​​Together Frankfort

Shannon Griffith

Phone:  (502) 229-4379
Click here to email Shannon Griffith
Campaign Facebook Page
Facebook Messenger: @shannonforcitycommission


Photo (right) from State Journal article, Jan. 15, 2020.

Leesa Unger


Phone: (502) 395-0364
Click here to e-mail Leesa Unger 
Candidate Facebook Page
Facebook Messenger: @LeesaUngerforFrankfort
Campaign Website


Photo (right) provided by the candidate. 

Twelve citizens are running for Frankfort's Board of Commissioners:  ​Harry Carver, Tim Childers, Shannon Griffith, Kelly May, Will Prible, Anne Marie Rosen, Diane Strong, Brent Sweger, Kyle Thompson, Leesa Unger, Katrisha Waldridge, and Eric Whisman. Contact information is provided for each candidate's campaign.  Together Frankfort provides this information as a method of encouraging citizen involvement in the elections:  the Primary Election on May 19, & the General Election on November 3, 2020.


Together Frankfort encourages citizens to study the platform for each candidate.  Voters, particularly young voters, are encouraged to follow Frankfort State Journal articles about the Commission race, which announced plans to ask questions, weekly, of Commission candidates and publish their replies. Click on this "Service Vote 2020" link to learn more about opportunities for youth volunteers in campaigns.


We also encourage citizens to get in touch with the candidates which you support.  Learn more about their issues and priorities.  If you're supportive, volunteer to help in his or her campaign:  distributing candidate's business cards, delivering yard signs, posting flyers, helping arrange for speaking opportunities, even going door to door to encourage voters to support your candidate.


The top eight candidates from Kentucky's May 19 Primary will move on to the General Election, which will be held on November 3, 2020.  The top four candidates from the November 2020 general election will be elected to the Frankfort city commission.

Candidates for the Office of Frankfort City Commissioner

Kelly May

Click here to email Ian Kelly May.
Campaign Facebook Page
Facebook Messenger: 


Photo (right) Frankfort State Journal, Jan. 16, 2020, 

Brent Sweger



Click here to email Brent Sweger

Candidate Facebook Page
Campaign Website


 Photo (right) provided by the candidate.

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​​​Tim Childers


Candidate Facebook Page


Photo (right) from State Journal article, Jan. 29, 2020.

Eric E. Whisman (Incumbent)


P.O. Box 1043

Frankfort KY 40602 

Phone (personal):  (502)320-9735

City Commission Cell Number: (502)667-2439

Click here to email Eric Whisman (Personal email address)

City Commission email:  Ewhisman@frankfort.ky.gov

Campaign Facebook Page
Facebook Messenger: @eric.whisman
Campaign Website

Photo (right) from Candidate Facebook page.

Will Prible


Phone: (502) 234-1550
Click here to email Will Prible.

Candidate Facebook Page

Facebook Messenger:  @m.me/103041114614009

Photo (right) from Candidate Facebook page.

Kyle Thompson



Phone:  (502) 229-8889

Click here to email Kyle Thompson
Campaign Facebook Page
Facebook Messenger @kylethompsonforcommissioner

 Photo (right) from State Journal article, Jan. 14, 2020.

​​Anna Marie Rosen


​Phone:  (512) 517-5233 cell​
Click here to email Anna Marie Rosen
Campaign Facebook Page
Facebook Messenger:  @AnnaMarieRosen2020
Campaign Website 

 Photo (right) provided by candidate.

Harry Carver, candidate for Frankfort, KY City Commission

Harry Carver



Click here to e-mail Harry Carver.

Campaign Facebook Page
Facebook Messenger @m.me/107147307492538

Photo (right) from State Journal article, Jan. 12, 2020.

​​Katrisha Waldridge (Incumbent)


Phone: (502) 219-7449

City Commissioner cell number:  (502) 667-2394​
Click here to email Katrisha Waldridge

City Commission email:  kwaldridge@frankfort.ky.gov
Candidate Facebook Page
Facebook Messenger:  @KatrishaforCommissioner
Campaign Website


Photo (right) from Candidate Facebook page.

The City of Frankfort is organized under the City Manager form of government.  The city is led by a five member Board of Commissioners, which includes the Mayor and four Commissioners.  The Mayor is elected every four years, and the Commissioners are elected every two years.  The elections are nonpartisan.


The
Board of Commissioners must appoint one commissioner as Mayor Pro Tem to act for the Mayor whenever the Mayor 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, and making appointments to certain boards.


Only 19 of the over 400 cities in Kentucky operate under the City Manager form of government.  The city of 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, much of the day-to-day executive and administrative responsibility is given to the City Manager by state law.
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Source:  CITY OF FRANKFORT BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS 2017-2018 HANDBOOK 

​​Diane Strong


Phone:  (970) 270-6573
Click here to email Diane Stong
Campaign Facebook Page
Facebook Messenger: @frankfortstrong
Campaign Website

Photo (right) from State Journal article, Jan. 9, 2020