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Brannen Enters Race for Covington Commission, Vows to Continue "Scheper Plan"

Former Kenton County District Judge Chas Brannen has filed to run for the Covington City Commission.

Brannen, a trial attorney and teacher who has taught at Holmes High School and Gateway Community & Technical College, was elected with the first Kentucky District Court judges in 1977, according to a news release.

He is currently vice chairman of the Devou Park Advisory Committee and a member of the Kenton County Democratic Party executive committee.

A news release from Brannen, a resident of the Licking Riverside neighborhood, said that he is running "because our Mayor Sherry Carran and our City Manager Larry Klein need sanity and support from our city commissioners".

"They have instead had to deal with gridlock most of the time because a couple members of the commission have announced their intention to consistently vote no, opposing literally anything that the mayor and city manager propose," Brannen said in his release. "That must end so that we can continue to implement the Scheper Plan."

Brannen is a critic of current City Commissioners Mildred Rains and Michelle Williams. Scheper served as mayor from October 2011 through December of 2012 in a period in which the city's finances were stabilized and new economic development projects were announced.

Candidates seeking to run for Covington City Commission have until Tuesday to do so.

More candidates have filed than have announced publicly through the media. Those who have announced publicly are former City Commissioner Jerry Bambergerincumbent Steve Frank, and challengers Michael BrosmoreJordan HuizengaDanny Jackson, and Bill Wells

Photo: Chas Brannen/provided