Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Prestonsburg native Allison Ball wins GOP nomination for Kentucky Treasurer

(AP)--Prestonsburg native Allison Ball wins GOP nomination for Kentucky Treasurer.

The treasurer's race was the most crowded primary field of candidates for a statewide office this year in Kentucky. Ball, a Prestonsburg attorney, will face Democratic state Rep. Rick Nelson in November.

Ball defeated Lexington attorney Jon Larson and state Rep. Kenneth Imes of Murray in the GOP primary Tuesday.

Ball says she would apply conservative principles to the office that balances the state's checkbook and handles other financial duties. She says she would work to connect more Kentuckians with their unclaimed property, another role of the treasurer.

Larson was the one candidate who supported doing away with the treasurer's office. Larson said the treasurer's duties can be folded into the Finance and Administration Cabinet.