Gov. Bevin calls special election for March 5th for 31st Senate District


On Monday, January 7, Governor Bevin issued a writ of election for the 31st Senate District Seat, vacated by Sen. Ray Jones upon his election as Pike County Judge Executive.

The 31st district includes Elliot, Martin, Lawrence, Morgan, and Pike Counties.

The filing deadline for Republican and Democratic candidates nominated by their parties and Independent and political group/organization candidates must be filed with the Secretary of State’s office no later than Tuesday, Jan. 15th, 2019 at 4:00pm. Write-in candidates must file a declaration of intent with the Secretary of State’s office no later than Tuesday, Feb. 5th, 2019 at 4:00pm.


Bruce Maples
Bruce Maples has been involved in politics and activism since 2004, when he became active in the Kerry Kentucky movement. He has been President, Vice-President, and Treasurer of the Metro Democratic Club, and has served on the Democratic Party Executive Committee in Louisville. He began blogging in 2004, and currently operates two personal blogs ( and He founded Forward Kentucky in the wake of the state elections in 2015, and expanded it in the summer of 2016. He has lived in Louisville since 1992 with his wife and two sons.