Nonpartisan elections panel to meet Thursday

The 12-member committee is slated to review and discuss state laws relevant to local elections.

The Nonpartisan Elections Citizens Committee will have its second meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at the Memorial Building, 1202 S. Virginia St.

According to the meeting agenda, the 12-member committee is scheduled to review and discuss state law relevant to local elections.

Mayor Wendell Lynch has directed the committee to study nonpartisan elections and to help educate the public in an “unbiased manner” about partisan versus nonpartisan elections. After that process, the committee is supposed to report its findings. It will not make a recommendation about whether the city council should adopt a nonpartisan elections ordinance.

Nonpartisan elections panel to meet Thursday

Jennifer P. Brown | Hoptown Chronicle

Jennifer P. Brown is co-founder, publisher and editor of Hoptown Chronicle. You can reach her at She spent 30 years as a reporter and editor at the Kentucky New Era. She is a co-chair of the national advisory board to the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, governing board president for the Kentucky Historical Society, and co-founder of the Kentucky Open Government Coalition.