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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Mary Jo Wedding Wins Lawsuit Challenging Her Residency

Mary Jo Wedding wins lawsuit challenging her residency.

Mary Jo Wedding has won her lawsuit that questioned her residency in the special election for the vacated Kentucky House seat in the 67 District, comprised of northern Campbell County, including Newport, Bellevue, Dayton, Silver Grove, Southgate, Wilder, and Highland Heights.

She faces Democrat Rachel Roberts in the special election on February 25. Dennis Keene, the longtime House member for that District was appointed commissioner of the Department of Local Government in Frankfort by Governor Andy Beshear.

In a press release sent Wednesday, February 12, Campbell County Circuit Court Judge Dan Zalla has ruled that Republican candidate Mary Jo Wedding is a resident of the 67th House District and meets the legal requirements required by the Kentucky State Constitution and State Statutes. His ruling stated that Wedding does qualify as a candidate for the February 25 Special Election as well as the May 19th Primary Election.

The lawsuit challenging Wedding’s eligibility was filed several weeks ago by former James Cole and a Frankfort Attorney, Anna White, which indicated discrepancies in her election filings that muddled where her actual address was.

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According to the release, Wedding was raised in Newport and is a current resident of Bellevue. Wedding is a business owner whose company, in Campbell County, has served the small business community throughout Northern Kentucky since 2002.

“I am thankful that the court recognized my right to be a candidate in the upcoming special and primary elections," said Mary Jo Wedding. "This decision allows the voters of the 67th district to have a pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment, and pro-small business candidate on the ballot. I look forward to moving on from this politically driven lawsuit and plan to continue speaking to voters from across the district about my campaign’s message.”

Following the Feb. 25 special election, Wedding will face LeAnna Homandburg, a Southgate City Councilwoman, for the Republican nomination. The winner of that race will face Roberts again in November for a full two-year term in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

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