Dedman likely to face Stevens in May primary

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By Jay Cason

No local offices will be contested in the upcoming primary election, but several state and national seats will be up for grabs.

Anderson County voters will be able to make their choices for president, U.S. representative, U.S. senator, state representative and state senator on May 20.

According to Anderson County Clerk Harold Ritchey, the Kentucky Secretary of State's office has to release candidates' names before their candidacies become official.

Ritchey said he has not yet received the official slate of candidates and was reluctant to speculate about potential candidates.

However, he did acknowledge that state Rep. Milward Dedman and Kent Stevens had both filed as Democrats to represent the 55th District in the Kentucky House of Representatives, which includes Anderson County.

Two years ago, Dedman ran for a second term on the Republican ticket and defeated Stevens in the general election.

Dedman later changed his party affiliation and has served most of his second term as a Democrat.

Winners in the primary, along with those who run in races for school board in districts 1, 2 and 5, and for city council, will vie for office in the November general election.

"And there could be amendments on the ballot, such as one on gambling," Ritchey said.

Jan. 29 was the filing deadline for the May 20 primary election.

April 21 is the deadline to register to vote in that election.