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State Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge and state Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown will have some competition in their re-election bids.
Adams has filed for his sixth term as state representative in the 61st district, which includes Grant, Owen and part of Kenton County.
Two Dry Ridge residents — Wanda Crupper Hammons and Camilla “Kay” Patton — have filed to challenge Adams in the Democratic primary in May.
Barring any other Republican candidates, Scott Bruce of Mason will await the primary winner in the November general election.
A judge issued a restraining order extending the Jan. 31 filing deadline for state legislative candidates until Feb. 7 while issues surrounding the constitutionality of re-districting is settled in the courts.
Thayer is vying for his third full term as state senator in the 17th district, which includes Grant, Scott and Kenton counties.
If re-districting holds, the 17th district seat will no longer represent Owen County.
Georgetown resident Rick Hostetler, a member of the Grant and Scott County Tea Party, has filed against Thayer in the Republican primary in May.
David Holcomb of Georgetown will run as a Democratic candidate and will face the primary winner in November.
In local offices, Shirley Wilson has filed for re-election for Grant County Circuit Court clerk.
Tina “Beach” Melton of Dry Ridge, a Republican, has filed to run against Wilson.
Democrat Gary Greenwell of Crittenden and Republican John W. Childers also will face off in the race for constable in the third district.
Jim Crawford will run unopposed for re-election for commonwealth’s attorney for the 15th district, which includes Grant County.
With Congressman Geoff Davis deciding to not run for re-election, his U.S. representative seat in the fourth district will be open.
State Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington, R-Ft. Wright, Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore, Lewis County Judge-Executive Thomas Massie of Garrison, Tom Wurtz of Ft. Mitchell and Brian D. Oerther of LaGrange will be on the Republican ballot in the May primary.
As of Jan. 31, Greg Frank of Corinth was the only Democrat to file for the seat.
However, the deadline to file has been pushed back to Feb. 7.