McCracken Co. residents vote on mayoral, city commissioner candidates to face off in general election

McCracken Co. residents vote on mayoral, city commissioner candidates to face off in general election

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Residents in McCracken County, Kentucky took to the polls on Tuesday, May 17 to decide on which candidates will face off in the general election in November for both Paducah mayor and the city's commissioners.

Brandi Harless took the top spot for mayor with 2,177 votes, approximately 44 percent of the vote.

Gayle Kaler came in second with 1,816 votes, approximately 37 percent of the vote.

Harless and Kaler, being the top two candidates, will fight for the Paducah mayoral position in the election in November

Other than Harless and Kaler,  Arthur Baskin and Buzz Vontesmar also ran in the race. And although on the ballot, Louis Elliot Polach dropped out of the race before primary day.

Those running for Paducah city commissioners are Sandra Wilson, Eddie A. Jones, Raynarldo Henderson, Tracy Jones, Vicky D. Holland, Frank Bennett, Allan Rhodes, Brandon Duncan, Tony Veltri, Sarah Stewart Holland, Richard Abraham and Anne Fowler Gwinn.

  1. Allan Rhodes - 2,827 votes (17 percent)
  2. Sandra Wilson - 2,271  votes (13 percent)
  3. Richard Abraham - 2,144  votes (13 percent)
  4. Anne Folwer Gwinn - 1,498 votes (9 percent)
  5. Sarah Stewart Holland - 1,339 votes (8 percent)
  6. Raynarldo Henderson - 1,327 votes  (8 percent)
  7. Eddie Jones - 1,168 votes (7 percent)
  8. Frank Bennett - 1,096 votes (6 percent)
  9. Tracy Jones - 1,092  votes (6 percent)
  10. Vicky Holland - 874 votes (5 percent)
  11. Brandon Duncan - 730 votes (4 percent)
  12. Tony Veltri- 639 votes (4 percent)

Although Allan Rhodes had a clear majority of the vote, the top eight candidates will face off against each other in the November election for the seat.

Polls in Kentucky were open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17.

For all things election, make sure to check out Heartlandvotes.com.

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