Louisville, KY - The 40th District State House Representative race just got interesting. Current 40th District Democratic State Rep. Dennis Horlander had a lawsuit filed against him today by his Republican challenger Ron Seiter. The suit alleges that Horlander is not a current resident of the 40th District.
According to Seiter's complaint Horlander currently resides at 715 Dublin Circle, Hillview, Kentucky 40229; which is in Bullitt County, Kentucky, and not in the 40th House District.
Section 32 of the Kentucky Constitution sets forth minimum qualifications for the office of State Representative as follows:
No person shall be a Representative who, at the time of his election, is not a citizen of Kentucky, has not attained the age of twenty-four years, and who has not resided in this State two years next preceding his election, and the last year thereof in the county, town, or city for which he may be chosen.
Horlander has multiple addresses and Seiter's complaint contends that Horlander, who filed his candidate paperwork showing he resides at 1806 Farnsley Road, Suite 6, Louisville, Kentucky 40216, is being used for a real estate business.
He further contends that Horlander has resided at the the Bullit County address and shares taht residence with Patricia Diane Krauth, and her minor son, S.K.
Seiter is asking that Horlander be removed from the ballot or at the very least any votes cast for him be tossed out.
The case is set to be heard in Judge McKay Chauvin's courtroom at 8:30 am, Oct 17.
We will update you with any new developments.
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