​Together Frankfort

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 campaigned 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. The top 8 candidates from the Primary Election run for the General Election. Together Frankfort provides this contact information to encourage citizen involvement in elections.


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 publishes  candidates' responses to questions. 


We encourage citizens to get in touch with 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, organizing Zoom meetings, etc.


The top eight candidates, shown below, from Kentucky's June primary will be on the ballot for the general election 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, 

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.

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.  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.
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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