Tomorrow, May 17th is the Republican Primary. Yes, we voted for President in the Kentucky Caucus, but now it’s time to vote for our State Representative, our State Senator, and our U.S. Senator.
Remember, there is no Democratic Opposition for the State Senator candidates – so one of the individuals running on the Republican Ballot WILL BE our next State Senator, representing Boyle, Lincoln and Pulaski Counties!
Please see the sample ballot below to determine your choice and get out the vote tomorrow!
On Monday evening, May 2nd, at 6:30 the Centre College Student Republicans, Boyle County Farm Bureau and the Boyle Cattleman’s association, in cooperation with the Boyle County Republican Party, sponsored a forum featuring all four candidates for the 15th Senate District.
Here are a few photos from the event:
The 2016 Kentucky Republican State Convention was held Saturday, April 23rd in Lexington. Attending as delegates from Boyle County were Mike Harmon, Bernie Hunstad, Stephen Knight, Tom Tye, and George Coomer. Although several items were on the agenda, the most important was the selection of delegates to the 2016 Republican National Convention this summer in Cleveland, Ohio. Of the 2,472 total Republican delegates at the GOP National Convention, 46 will represent the state of Kentucky. On the list of delegates, there are four individuals either from Boyle County or with Boyle County roots: State Auditor Mike Harmon, Tom Tye, Laura La Rue (Crawford) from Hardin County, and Carol Rogers (Goggin) from Fayette County.
An album of all photos taken at the convention by Boyle County Delegate Stephen Knight can be found on the Boyle County Republican Party Facebook page.
Kentucky State Representative Kim King opens the Convention with prayer.
Senator Mitch McConnell makes opening remarks at the 2016 Kentucky Republican State Convention.
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin addresses 2016 Republican State Convention
Congressman Andy Bar addresses the Kentucky Republican State Convention
Tom Tye and George Coomer during the convention
Boyle County Delegate Stephen Knight takes a selfie with Bernie Hunstad
Tom Tye and Congressman Andy Bar following the convention
Boyle County Convention Delegates: State Auditor Mike Harmon and George Coomer following the convention
On Monday, May 2nd, there will be a Republican Town Hall at Centre College’s Vahlkamp Theatre from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The forum will include all four candidates for the 15th Senate District race: Rick Girdler, Don Moss, Michael Keck and Joshua Nichols.
We hope to see you there!
And remember… The election for the 15th Senate District will take place on Primary Day – May 17th, 2016.
This vitally important race will determine who represents Boyle, Lincoln and Pulaski Counties for the term beginning January, 2017. No Democrat has registered to run in the November General Election.
Download a PDF of the poster: Republican Town Hall at Centre College in Danville, KY
On Saturday, April 16th, five delegates and alternate delegates from the Boyle County Republican party traveled to Bowling Green to participate in the 2nd Congressional District GOP Convention. These delegates had been elected in the Boyle County Republican Mass Meeting held on March 10th.
Those in attendance at the 2nd District Convention included: Stephen Knight (Committee on Permanent Organization), George Coomer (Rules Committee), Mike Harmon (Credentials Committee), James Monroe (Resolutions Committee), and Tom Tye (Nominations Committee).
The 2nd Congressional District is comprised of the west central portion of Kentucky. Of the state’s 46 total delegates at the Republican National Convention, three will represent the 2nd District.
Nominated and elected as delegates or alternate delegates to the Republican National Convention from the 2nd District were:
- Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton – Delegate
- Todd Inman, Davis Co. – Delegate
- Jim Skaggs, Warren Co. – Delegate
- Harry Barry, Hardin Co. – Alternate
- Tom Tye, Boyle Co. – Alternate
- Steve Hesselbrock, Spencer Co. – Alternate
The intent of the nomination committee was to select delegates and alternates to represent the breadth of the 2nd District.
Additionally, over the course of the meeting the following individuals were selected as Permanent Committee members:
- Shaska Hines, Edmonston Co. – Credentials Committee
- Aaron Whitten, Grayson Co. – Resolutions Committee
- Greg Goatley, Washington Co. – Rules Committee
- Jim Skaggs, Warren Co. – Nominations Committee
- Tom Tye, Boyle Co. – Committee on Permanent Organization
These individuals will join their counter parts from the other five districts in Kentucky for the State Convention taking place on Saturday, April 23, in Lexington and will bear the responsibility of nominating the final delegates for Kentucky.
The 2016 Republican National Convention is slated to take place July 18th through the 21st at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Additional information on the National GOP Convention can be found here.