Clark Democrats nominate Miller for circuit clerk

Clark Circuit Clerk Martha Miller will be the Democratic nominee for the office in November general election.

The nomination was made during the Clark County Democratic Party’s special meeting Thursday, Clark County Judge-Executive and party chairman Henry Branham said Friday. Three registered Democrats were certified as candidates after passing the required test, Branham said. Two of those, attorney Cole Maier and deputy clerk Jamie Hopkins, said they did not want to be on the ballot, which left Miller to accept the nomination.

Maier is a candidate for district judge for Clark and Madison counties.

Miller, a long-time deputy clerk, was appointed circuit clerk in February following Paula Joslin’s sudden retirement shortly before the January filing deadline. She said at the time that she intended to run for the full term.

Clark County Republican Party Chairman Eric Vetter said his part is scheduled to meet Monday evening and the circuit clerk position is one of the topics for discussion.

In January, Joslin said she had planned to run for another six-year term, but changed her mind after her grandson was born.

Miller was appointed circuit clerk Feb. 1 after passing a special test for clerks to fill an unexpired term. Miller is believed to be Kentucky’s first African American circuit clerk.

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