Candidates draw for position on November’s ballot

City Council candidate Tamara Sanborn drew the number 4 from an envelope Thursday held out to her by Knox County Clerk Mike Corey. This means her name will be listed fourth on the November ballot race for Barbourville City Council.
City Council candidate Tamara Sanborn drew the number 4 from an envelope Thursday held out to her by Knox County Clerk Mike Corey. This means her name will be listed fourth on the November ballot race for Barbourville City Council.

Several candidates running for office in November gathered at the Knox County Clerk’s office in order to find where their name would be positioned on the November ballot. Position numbers were written on folded pieces of paper and put into an envelope. One by one the numbers were drawn so the candidates would know where they would be positioned on the ballot.

County Clerk Mike Corey reminded everyone, this is not their number on the ballot – that will be determined by office rank – but it is the position they will be listed under their particular race.

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The first race to be drawn was the candidates for the Barbourville Independent School Board. None of the candidates were in attendance, so the drawings began as Becky Miller stood in for her husband, David Wayne Miller, and drew the number three position.

The rest of the race will be listed in the following order:

1 Kenneth G. Cobb

2 Bonita Williams

3 David W. Miller

4 Anita Taylor

5 Edwin E. Smith

Next to draw was for their position on the ballot was the mayoral candidates. As Darren West was the only candidate present, he drew a number for himself, while the other two candidates’ numbers were chosen by proxy. The positions were drawn alphabetically, and West drew the number one position.

Mayor candidates will be listed as:

1 Darren West

2 Gary Williams

3 David Thompson

In the Knox County School Board the final listing was

1 Sam Watts

2 Kevin Smith

3 Peggy Gray

Finally, drawings were held for the Barbourville City Council, which has a total of 14 candidates. County Clerk Mike Corey said that in his 16 years as county clerk, this is a record number of candidates for this particular race.

Numbers were drawn with the following results:

1 Howard Early

2 Wilma Barnes

3 Jon Cariba Phoenix

4 Tamara Sanborn

5Lydia Nolan

6 Sherman Lawson

7 Mike Johnson

8 Calvin Manis

9 Jeremy Hicks

10 Jay Hampton

11 Phillip Morgan

12 Tyler Dunn

13 Ronnie Moore

14 Lonnie “Peanut” Williamson

According to Corey, all Republican candidates will be listed first on the ballot due to the fact that in the last presidential race, the Republican candidate –Mitt Romney – received the majority of votes in Kentucky.

Other races on the November ballot include:

U.S. Representative 5th District

Harold “Hal” Rogers (R)

Kenneth S. Stepp (D)

 

U.S. Senator

Mitch McConnell (R)

Alison Lundergan Grimes (D)

David M. Patterson (Libertarian)

Mike Maggard (Write-In)

Robert E. Ransdell (Write-In)

Shawna Sterling (Write-In)

 

Family Court Judge 27th/3rd Districts

Marilyn Benge McGhee

Stephen M. Jones

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