The filing deadline for the May 2020 primary election has passed, and the race for 52nd District State Representative has drawn two candidates.

    Current State Repre-sentative Ken Upchurch will face opposition from 
local attorney Rhett Ramsey. Both are republicans and from Wayne County.
    Upchurch officially filed for re-election on Tuesday, January 7. 
Ramsey, who announced his intentions to seek the office in the fall 
of 2019, filed as a candidate on Friday, January 3.
    Since they are the only two candidates for the office, the winner in 
the May primary will serve the next two years in Frankfort.
    Other primary races that will appear on the local ballot include the 
one for 5th District U. S. Representative. Harold Rogers, a 
republican, has filed for another term in office. He faces Gerardo 
Serrano, of Tyner, Ky., in the May primary.
    Matthew Ryan Best is the only democratic candidate who filed in that 
race.
    Eighteen candidates have filed for the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky, 
including incumbent republican Mitch McCon-nell.
    Other republican who have filed include Nicholas Alsager, of 
Campbells-ville, Wendell K. Crow, of Coxs Creek, Louis Grider, of 
Elizabethtown, Naran James, of Stanford, Kenneth Lowndes, of Wilder, 
and C. Wesley Morgan, of Richmond.
    Ten democrats have filed in the race, including Amy McGrath, of 
Lexington. The rest of the democratic field includes Jimmy C. 
Ausbrooks, of Franklin, Charles Booker, of Louisville, Mike Bro-hier, 
of Stanford, Maggie Jo Hillard, of Louisville, Andrew J. Maynard, of 
Georgetown, Eric Roth-muller, of Louisville, John R. Sharpensteen, of 
Bon-nieville, Bennie J. Smith, of Louisville, and Mary Ann Tobin, of 
Guston.
    The deadline to file for offices that will appear on the May primary ballot was Friday, January 10 at 4 p.m.

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