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Eight Contenders Line Up for Richards' House Seat

Updated Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 1:40 p.m.:  According to the Kentucky Secretary of State's website, Republican Todd Alcott has withdrawn from the race.

Tuesday is the deadline for candidates seeking office this year in Kentucky to officially file to run, and there’s no shortage of candidates seeking the seat of long-time State Representative Jody Richards of Warren County.

The eight-person race for Richards’ seat in the Kentucky House features five Democrats and three Republicans.  Bowling Green City Commissioner Brian “Slim” Nash filed his candidacy papers Tuesday to seek the Democratic nomination for the 20th District House seat.  He joins fellow Democrats Rick DuBose, a retired Assistant VP for Alumni Relations at Western Kentucky University, former Bowling Green Mayor Eldon Renaud, WKU history professor Patti Minter, and attorney Ashley Porter. 

On the Republican side, the most recent candidate to make an announcement is Troy Brooks, a former attorney and now business consultant.  Other GOP candidates include Ben Lawson who works in the insurance industry, and Todd Alcott, the JROTC instructor at Warren East High School.   

Voters will choose each party’s nominee in Kentucky’s May 22 primary election. 

Lisa is a Scottsville native and WKU alum. She has worked in radio as a news reporter and anchor for 18 years. Prior to joining WKU Public Radio, she most recently worked at WHAS in Louisville and WLAC in Nashville. She has received numerous awards from the Associated Press, including Best Reporter in Kentucky. Many of her stories have been heard on NPR.
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