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Monday, March 2, 2020

Mary Jo Wedding Withdraws Candidacy in House District 67 Primary Against Southgate City Councilwoman, LeAnna Homandberg


Mary Jo Wedding a Republican chosen by the Campbell County Executive Committee in a special election to potentially replace Dennis Keene (Wilder-D) in the 67th House District, has announced she is withdrawing from contention in the May primary election for the right to face Southgate City Councilwoman, LeAnna Homandberg.

Representative-Elect, Democrat, Rachel Roberts, will be on the ballot to face Homandberg in the November election.

Roberts defeated Wedding handily on February 25, 64 to 36% (4,604 total votes cast), in the special election for the 67th House District seat vacated by Keene, who became commissioner of the Department of Local Government in the administration of Governor Andy Beshear.

Keene had held the seat since 2005.

The Kentucky House District 67 represents Newport, Bellevue, Dayton, Wilder, Southgate, Highland Heights, Silver Grove, and Melbourne.

“I would like to thank all of my supporters in the past special election," said Wedding. "After much thought and discussion, I have decided to withdraw from the race for the 67th House District."

Wedding went on to endorse Homandberg in the general election.

Homandberg acknowledged the endorsement, in a release.

"I appreciate (Wedding's) willingness to prevent a primary and humbled to have her endorsement and support," she said.

Campbell County Republican Chair, Sarah Cameron, part of the executive committee who chose Wedding, said that the party is now behind Homandberg.
 
According to release, Wedding’s name will still appear on the Mary 19t​h primary ballot, opposite Homandberg, however no votes cast for Wedding will be counted or certified by the Campbell County Board of Elections of Kentucky State Board of Elections.

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