On Monday, Somerset Mayor Alan Keck filed paperwork to run for governor in 2023.
Keck is currently serving in his second term as mayor of Somerset, Kentucky, a town with a population of roughly 12,000. He was first elected to the role in 2018. Previously, Keck served as president of Somerset Recycling and founded Keck Sports Management, a professional baseball agency. As mayor, Keck has focused on attracting and retaining workforce, promoting tourism, advancing economic development, and more.
On his campaign website, he has laid out several priorities for his candidacy.
Other GOP candidates already in the race include Attorney General Daniel Cameron, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, Auditor Mike Harmon, state Rep. Savannah Maddox, and Former U.N. Ambassador Kelly Craft and others.
Additionally, current Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear is running for re-election.
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