(AP) — Outgoing Democratic state Treasurer Todd Hollenbach has filed to run for district court judge in Jefferson County.
Hollenbach filed paperwork with the secretary of state's office on Tuesday. The seat in the 30th judicial district of Jefferson County became vacant when Judge Michele Stengel retired in May. Hollenbach is the 22nd person to file for the office.
The 55-year-old is wrapping up his second term as state treasurer and cannot seek re-election because of term limits. His political options were limited after Jack Conway locked up most of the support for the Democratic nomination for governor while Gov. Steve Beshear's son Andy Beshear did the same thing for the attorney general nomination.
Hollenbach is an attorney who ran for judge in 2004 but came in second to Anne Haynie.