First District Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham of Kuttawa has announced he will seek re-election next year.
Justice Cunningham was elected for the first time in 2006 and serves 24 western Kentucky counties from the Mississippi River to Mammoth Cave. He formerly served 16 years as Circuit Judge in Trigg, Caldwell, Livingston and Lyon counties. Cunningham was the Commonwealth Attorney in that area for 11 years prior to becoming a judge.
Heading up Justice Cunningham's local campaign is Christian County Attorney Mike Foster, who says the incumbent has done a good job for this area the last seven years.
Judicial races are run on a non-partisan basis in Kentucky, but there could still be a primary if more than two candidates file to narrow the race down to two candidates for the general election.