One KY Senate leader wants to make city council, school board elections partisan

One of Kentucky’s Senate leaders wants to make city council and school board elections partisan races.

Damon Thayer, the Republican Senate Majority Leader from Georgetown, made his stance known during an episode of Kentucky Tonight on KET.

Currently, cities can decide on their own whether or not they want to elect their councils in a partisan manner. According to the Kentucky League of Cities, less than 10 of Kentucky’s 400+ cities hold partisan elections for city council.

Thayer and Republican House Representative Matt Lockett from Nicholasville are reportedly working on a bill that would make those elections partisan.

The Kentucky League of Cities and the Kentucky School Board Association are reportedly opposed to such a move.

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