April 11, 2018
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Results of 2018 Judicial Candidates Poll Released

LOUISVILLE - Seven local judicial offices – one in Jefferson Circuit Court, two in Jefferson Family Court and four in Jefferson District Court – will be decided by contested elections in 2018. As it has done in past years, the LBA recently polled Jefferson County attorneys for their opinions of the qualifications of candidates for these offices.

The Louisville Bar Association’s Judicial Candidates Poll is designed to let voters know what local attorneys think about the qualifications of those seeking judicial office. The LBA disseminated the poll electronically to approximately 4,400 members of the Kentucky Bar Association working and/or residing in Jefferson County. Those who have had substantial professional contact with one or more of the candidates were asked to rate their fitness to serve as a district court judge. 849 attorneys – more than 19 percent – responded to the poll.

The results, which may be viewed at, were tabulated by BallotBox Online and are in no way an endorsement of any candidate by the LBA, its officers, directors or staff.

The Judicial Candidates Poll has been conducted by the LBA since 1982. The intent of the poll is to help voters evaluate candidates for judicial office. Because judges are different from other elected officials, and often unknown to the general public, the poll assists in providing reliable information about the candidates’ qualifications as determined by their professional colleagues.

About the Louisville Bar Association

The Louisville Bar Association is Kentucky’s oldest continuously operating bar association and is among the 40 largest local bars in the country with more than 3,000 members and subscribers. The association’s mission is to promote justice and professional excellence and respect for the law, improve public access to the judicial system, provide law-related services to the community, and serve its members.

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