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In Covington Commission Race, Two Newcomers Finish in Top 4

Eight candidates advanced from a crowded field of thirteen in the Covington City Commission race on Tuesday night.

Those eight will compete for four seats in November.

Incumbents Steve Frank and Churck Eilerman claimed the top two spots while first-time candidates Jordan Huizenga and Bill Wells finished in third and fourth, respectively.

Incumbents Mildred Rains and Michelle Williams fell from the top four but earned enough votes to battle to keep their seats in November. Rains finished fifth while Williams claimed the seventh spot. 

Also advancing to the November election are Warner Allen who ran previously in 2006 and finished sixth in this primary and Christi Blair who finished in the eighth and final spot.

Former Judge Chas Brannen, and first-time candidates Thomas Dorning, Danny Jackson, Michael Gene Brosmore, and Brandon Mims were eliminated from the race.

Frank and Eilerman have voted more frequently with Mayor Sherry Carran than Rains and Williams, an issue on the campaign trail.

"I am extremely gratified and love this city. I'm working hard to move it into its third century," Eilerman said. "I appreciate the show of support. There are a lot of exciting things ont he horizon and I am proud to be a Covington Commissioner."

See the full results from Covington & Kenton County by clicking here.

-Michael Monks & Jerod Theobald

Photo: Covington City Hall/RCN file

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