Sunday, December 28, 2003

Several submit candidacy for statehouse elections

Kentucky Politics

Pat Crowley

Several candidates from Northern Kentucky have filed to run in the 2004 statehouse elections.

Candidates according to the Secretary of State's Web site are:

• Cliff Wallace, Williamstown Democrat, who is challenging Republican Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, in the 17th District Senate race.

• Kathy Groob, Fort Mitchell Democrat, who is challenging Republican Sen. Jack Westwood, R-Crescent Springs, in the 23rd Senate District.

• Rep. Paul Marcotte, R-Union, unopposed in the 60th House District.

• Ken Rechtin, Newport Democrat, and Dennis Keene, Democrat from Wilder, in the 67th House District.

• Rep. Jon David Reinhardt, R-Alexandria, unopposed in the 69th House District.

• Rep. Jon Draud, R-Edgewood, unopposed in the 63rd House District.


The Housing Authority of Covington will get a $200,000 federal grant for services to the elderly and disabled, according to Kentucky U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning's office.

Bunning, a Southgate Republican, was involved in securing the grant for the Resident Service Delivery Models-Elderly and Persons with Disabilities (ROSS) program.

It provides support services by improving health and physical capacity, providing transportation, prescription assistance, medical and social services referrals, adult education and computer classes, reading help and other services.

Bunning landed $559,836 in grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for five housing authorities in Kentucky.


State Sen. Daniel Mongiardo, the eastern Kentucky Democrat running for Bunning's Senate seat, announced he has been endorsed by four labor unions.

Mongiardo is supported by:

• Owensboro Area Building & Construction Trades Council, 10,000 members;

• Kentucky Pipe Trades Association, 6,500 members;

• Communication Workers of America, 4,000 members;

• Central Kentucky Building & Construction Trades Council, 2,000 members.

To submit an item for consideration in Political Notes contact Patrick Crowley by E-mail,; fax, 859-578-5581; or mail in care of the Kentucky Enquirer, 226 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell, Ky., 41017.

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