Carran And Meyer Will Face Off For Covington Mayor; Eight To Run For City Commission
A veteran state legislator and the incumbent moved on in Tuesday's Covington mayoral primary to face each other in November.
Joe Meyer, a former state representative and senator who worked in former Gov. Steve Beshear's cabinet, came in first with 47 percent of the vote in a field of four candidates for mayor, according to the Kenton County Clerk's office.
Sherry Carran, who was first elected to the city commission in 2007 and became the city's first female mayor in 2013, finished second with 40 percent of the vote.
Carran and Meyer will now face each other in November
Two other mayoral candidates, Matthew Winkler and Alfonse Mele, finished out of the running with 10 percent and 3 percent of the vote respectively.
In the 10-candidate field for city commission, two candidates were eliminated – Brandon Mims and Clayton Shull.
The top eight finishers will move on to the November election, with four to be elected. They are incumbents Jordan Huizenga and Bill Wells, along with challengers Michelle Williams, Tim Downing, Christi Blair, John Flesch, Robert Horine, and Stuart Warren.
Two incumbent city commissioners are not running for relection – Steve Frank and Chuck Eilerman.