Northern Kentucky Businessman Files For Governor

Jan 14, 2019

William Woods has filed for the GOP race for Kentucky governor.
Credit William Woods/Twitter

The Republican primary for Kentucky governor is now a three-man race. William 
Woods of Grant County filed paperwork with the Secretary of State's Office today.

Woods is a businessman from northern Kentucky who ran unsuccessfully for the state House in 2012.

He’s seeking the GOP nomination for governor alongside running mate Justin Miller of Florence. Woods’ campaign platform includes legalizing marijuana and casino gaming. He’s also in favor of keeping state employee pensions at full funding while eliminating pensions for state lawmakers.

Woods joins State Representative Robert Goforth as the only Republicans who have officially filed to seek the GOP nomination for governor. Incumbent Governor Matt Bevin reiterated last week that he still intends to run for re-election, but he hasn't said who will be his running mate. Bevin has until January 29th to register as a candidate.