Friday, February 08, 2002

Ky. Politics

AFL-CIO holds Candidate's night

        The Northern Kentucky AFL-CIO Central Labor Council will hold its Candidate's Night Feb. 21 at the Standard Club, 643 Laurel St. in Covington.

        All candidates seeking the council's endorsement in this year's election are asked to address the council. Candidates who cannot attend may send a representative to speak for them.

        For more information, contact Labor Council President Wayne Whalen, (513) 559-0200 or (513) 751-1225.

        Geoff Davis, a Boone County Republican running for Congress, has been endorsed by the Associated Builders and Contractors, a construction industry trade group.

        The group's political action committee also contributed $10,000 to Mr. Davis, who is running for the 4th District U.S. House seat held by Boone County Democrat Ken Lucas.

        “Geoff Davis has shown that he will be responsive to the needs of our industry and we wanted to show Geoff that we're 100 percent behind him in his campaign for congress,” said Kevin Sell, a vice president with Century Construction in Erlanger and a member of the PAC's advisory board.

        Mr. Sell is also a member of Mr. Davis' campaign team, serving on the finance committee.

        The Boone County Democratic Party will meet Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Florence Government Center. For more information, contact Howard Tankersley at 282-8054.

        Ken Rechtin, Democratic candidate for Campbell County commissioner, will hold a fund-raiser Feb. 26 in Newport's Mansion Hill neighborhood.

        The event will be held at the Overton Street home of John and Francie Williams. Mr. Williams is the former president of the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce.

        Mr. Rechtin, a Newport city commissioner, is running in the May Democratic primary against incumbent commissioner Roland Vories of Fort Thomas.

        Among the co-hosts for the fund-raiser is Laura Long, Newport's former economic development director and now the director of the Cincinnati Business Committee.

        The suggested contribution is $250.

        To submit an item to Political Notes, contact Patrick Crowley by e-mail,; mail, 226 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell 41017; or by phone, 859-578-5581.


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