How we survey candidates

KentuckyElection.org contains responses to KFTC’s candidate surveys sent to individuals running for office. The races we surveyed and the questions candidates received were chosen by our member-led Democracy Teams in our local chapter areas around the state.

KFTC sent a letter and survey questions to every candidate in the races we covered, and gave them several options for responding. We followed up vigorously, leaving multiple phone, email, Facebook and Twitter messages to encourage participation from all candidates. We recieved hand-written, typed and even verbal responses to our survey questions. We published all responses word-for-word.

We appreciate all the candidates who took the time to respond to KFTC’s candidate survey. We know they have busy lives and campaign schedules. It reflects well on them all that they took the time to thoughtfully explain their views on issues important to voters.

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Below are a list of races we surveyed for the 2018 General Election.

All Congressional races

All State Legislative races (KY House and KY Senate)

Barren County Jailer

Barren County Judge Executive

Glasgow Mayor

Bowling Green City Commission

Warren County Fiscal Court

Paducah City Commission

Calloway County Judge Executive

Madison County Attorney

Berea Mayor

Richmond Mayor

Berea City Council

Richmond City Commission

Boyle/Mercer County Jailer

Boyle County Fiscal Court

Lexington At-Large City Council

Lexington City Council 

Lexington Mayor

Louisville Mayor

Louisville Metro Council

Jefferson County School Board

Jefferson Circuit Court Judge

Jefferson District Court Judge

Scott County Judge Executive

Scott County Magistrate

Florence Mayor (no responses received)

Florence City Council (no responses received)

Newport City Commission

Covington City Commission

Georgetown Mayor

Georgetown City Council

Rowan County Judge Executive

Rowan County Clerk

Rowan County Magistrate

Rowan County Court of Appeals Judge (no responses received)

Morehead Mayor (no responses received)

Morehead City Council

Pike County Judge Executive (no responses received)

Pike County Commission (no responses received)

Pike County Jailer (no responses received)

Pike County Constable (no responses received)

Pike County Attorney (no responses received)

Pike County Clerk (no responses received)