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Lape Announces Run for Kenton Circuit Court Judge

Former District Court Judge Kathy Lape announced this week that she will seek the office of Kenton County Circuit Judge 16th District, First Division. Lape served as a District Court judge in 2008 after being appointed by Governor Steve Beshear.
“With the support of my family and encouragement from colleagues and friends, I am today announcing my intent to seek the office of Circuit Court Judge in my home county of Kenton,” Lape said in a news release. “It would be an extreme honor and privilege to once again serve on the bench in Kenton County.”
Lape currently has a law practice, Lape & Aylor PSC, located in Florence.
She has practiced law for 23 years in the areas of family law, child support, domestic violence, criminal law, business law and litigation.  Prior to starting her own private practice, Lape clerked for Judge David P. Davis and the late Judge William Morrissey.
Kathy Lape is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, Michigan Bar Association, and is a Life Fellow of the Kentucky Bar Association.  She is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and Salmon P. Chase College of Law, and has been admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court.
Kathy Lape has been married for 22 years to her husband, Dr. Michael Gerwe, an obstetrician with OB/GYN Specialists of Northern Kentucky.  The couple has two sons: Ian, a freshman at Northern Kentucky University and Ryan, a sophomore at Covington Catholic High School. 
If elected, Kathy Lape would become the first woman to hold the office of Kenton County Circuit Court Judge, 16th District, First Division.
Source: news release
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