Saturday, September 14, 2002

Political notebook

Come meet the candidates, then get out your wallets

        The Kentucky Republican Executive Committee meets today at 9 a.m. at Kenton County Republican Headquarters in Fort Wright.

        State Vice Chairman Damon Thayer of Scott County, a former Grant County resident and candidate for state senate, will preside.

        It begins at 9 a.m. at the county headquarters, 1939 Dixie Highway.

        “It's a huge coup to have the state party executive committee meeting here,” said Kenton County GOP Chairman Greg Shumate.

        “It shows how important Northern Kentucky is to Republicans statewide.”

        Friday, the Kenton County Republican Party's Lincoln 100 Club will hold a fund-raiser from 7-9 p.m.. at the Fort Mitchell home of Gene and Sara Schindler.

        U.S. Rep. Ernie Fletcher of Lexington, who plans to run for governor in 2003, is scheduled to attend.

        For information, call party headquarters at (859) 344-0831.


        Boone County Republican Geoff Davis, candidate for the Fourth District Congressional seat held by U.S. Rep. Ken Lucas, has been endorsed by the Associated Builders and Contractors.

        “We feel Geoff has the energy and leadership needed to best represent the members of his district,” Bill Spencer, vice president of government affairs for the organization, said in a statement.

        “We are proud to endorse him and (our) members are actively supportive of his congressional bid.”

        Mr. Lucas, a Boone County Democrat, is seeking a third term in November.


        Northern Kentucky homebuilders and Realtors groups are sponsoring an event for their members to meet candidates on the November ballot.

        The 2002 Political Housing Forum — sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky and the Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors — will be Oct. 8 from 5-7 p.m. at Receptions Banquet Center, 1379 Donaldson Road, Erlanger.

        Various candidates for state, county and city office are scheduled to attend.

        Reservations are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 4.

        Call (859) 331-9500 or (859) 334-8400.


        Political candidates with upcoming fund-raisers include:

        Steve Taylor, Fort Thomas Republican running for Campbell County Sheriff, Friday night from 6-8 p.m. at the Fort Thomas home of Sandy West, 109 Tower Place.


        Democrat Campbell County Property Value Administrator Mariann Guidugli Dunn, Sunday, from 3-5 p.m. at the Wilder City Building, 520 Licking Pike.

        The event is an afternoon tea featuring an appearance by Heather French Henry, wife of Lt. Gov. Steve Henry, and her daughter, Harper.

        Tickets are $20.

        Democrat Campbell County Sheriff John Dunn, Sept. 26, from 6-8 p.m. at the Fort Thomas home of Tim Rechtin, 73 Donnelly Drive. The event is a fish fry.

        For information, call (859) 635-9936. To submit an event or notice to Political Notebook, contact Patrick Crowley by e-mail: or fax, (859) 578-5581 or mail, Kentucky Enquirer, 226 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY, 41017.



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