KAS Monthly to Publish “Judicial Candidate Focus Series” Profiling Judicial Candidates Statewide

The publishers of Kentucky Appellate Survey Monthly are pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of a Judicial Candidate Focus Series. The first-of-its-kind series will profile and interview judicial candidates from throughout the Commonwealth. All candidates running in contested races on the May 22, 2018, ballot have been invited to participate. A separate series focused on general election candidates will be published in October of this year.


“We are pleased to launch this exciting series that will profile candidates for judicial office throughout the Commonwealth,” said Managing Editor Edward M. O’Brien and Executive Editor Nicholas E. Whitt. “It is vitally important not only for members of the bar, but for all Kentuckians, to learn as much as they can about the background, qualifications, and values of candidates for the bench. We are honored that dozens of candidates from all across Kentucky at all levels, from the Supreme Court on down, have agreed to participate. And we are especially proud to offer this service to the public free of charge. We hope this project will ensure that Kentuckians make educated decisions when they go into the voting booth.”


The Judicial Candidate Focus Series will be published the week of May 7, 2018, and will be accessible to the public on kentuckyappellatesurvey.com, where users will be able to browse all races or quickly locate profiles for a particular race or candidate. Each candidate has been asked to submit a written statement of no more than 750 words providing background information, why they are seeking election, and what makes them the best choice for the job. Candidates have also been asked to answer a set of written questions designed to highlight their experience, values, and temperament. The entire series will also be compiled into a special e-book issue of KAS Monthly which will be distributed to all subscribers and available for download, free of charge, on kentuckyappellatesurvey.com. Kentucky Appellate Survey Monthly will make no candidate endorsements.