By Carl Keith Greene / Staff Writer
Republican Marie Rader won the primary election for the 89th District House of Representatives.
She won over Carlos Cameron, also a Republican.
With no Democrat running for the general election in November, Rader, who was first elected in 1997, will continue in the district.
The 89th District includes part of Laurel County and all of Jackson and Owsley counties.
In Laurel County, Rader got 51.29 percent of the vote with 695 votes, and Cameron, 48.71 percent and 660 votes.
In Jackson County, Rader got 70.14 percent or 1,710 votes and Cameron 29.86 percent or 728 votes.
In Owsley County, Rader got 84.09 percent or 222 votes and Cameron 15.91 percent.
The unofficial total votes among the two were Rader, 2,627 and Cameron, 1,430.
Rader did not answer calls to her home or business, but Cameron had something to say.
“I ran a clean race. It was the first time to campaign in three counties,” he said.
The race was interesting, he added, “It was different to say the least.”
He spoke about the low turnout of votes. “It was pretty much a nine percent turnout,” he said.
“I knew it would be a tough race in Jackson County. She’s from here and I’m from Jackson County. She had the better-known name and being a 16-year incumbent, as well. We just needed a better turnout,” he said.
“She won, and I congratulate her,” he said as the interview closed.
By Carl Keith Greene / Staff Writer
Whitley sees another jailer, magistrate candidate
Candidates throughout the Tri-County area continue to prepare for the May 20 election — an election that will decide many races in the spring.
Republicans eye House takeover in ‘14
The 2014 U.S. Senate race for the seat now held by Republican Mitch McConnell may be the most important in the nation, but it might be the second-most important election inside the state.
New candidates file for May 20 primary
Several candidates have now officially thrown their hats in the ring and filed to run for office during the May 20 primary.
Candidates begin filing for state primary elections
While May 20, 2014 seems a bit too far in the future to plan ahead for anything — local, regional, state and national candidates continue to prepare for the primary next year.
W’burg City Council to return all incumbents
All Williamsburg City Council incumbents were able to retain their seats Tuesday, according to unofficial election results.
Shelton, Tye re-elected, Joe White loses seat
Two new faces will take a place on the Corbin City Commission come January. Suzie Razmus and Bruce Hodge will join incumbents Joe Shelton and Ed Tye, after all of them were the top four vote-getters in a field of six candidates in Tuesday’s election.
Three newcomers get B’ville City Council nod
Three incumbents and three newcomers were among the winners in the Barbourville City Council race Tuesday, according to that county’s election results.
Jim Hays, five incumbents elected to London City Council
Five incumbents and one challenger were the top vote getters in Tuesday’s London City Council election, according to unofficial Laurel County election results.
Ky. goes Romney; GOP increases numbers in DC
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky voters made Republican Mitt Romney their choice for president on Tuesday, yet again snubbing President Barack Obama, who has repeatedly come up short in the state.
Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney, prevailing in the face of a weak economy and high unemployment that encumbered his first term and crimped the middle class dreams of millions.
- More Elections Headlines
- Whitley sees another jailer, magistrate candidate