Nine candidates in three Carroll County Magistrate primary races
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 11:00 AM
Magistrate - District 1
District 1: Floyd Bowling, Richard "Zeke" Carrico and Clyde Rowlett.
District 2: Mike Gordon, Kerry Graham and Mitchell Perkins.
Address: 228 U.S. 42-W, Carrollton
Contact information: (502) 732-8740
Education: High school diploma and various other construction and business certifications
Current or past employment: 45 years in business
Other relevant experiences for political office: Carroll County Magistrate District 1 since 2007
Family members: Wife of 47 years, Georgia
Memberships: Cove Hill Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge member for 38 years; Chamber member; and Kentucky Magistrates & Commissioners Association
Richard "Zeke" Carrico
Address: 553 Greens Bottom Rd., Carrollton
Contact information: (502) 732-5037
Education: 1991 graduate of Carroll County High School; Carroll County Vocational School welding; University of Texas and University of Maryland; some college for criminal justice; American Motorcycle Institute certified Harley Davidson mechanic
Current or past employment: North American Stainless, 10 years in maintenance
Other relevant experiences for political office: Served in U.S. Marines from 1992-1996
Family members: Wife, Tami
Memberships: American Legion Post 41 and past commander of the American Legion Honor Guard
Address: 936 E. Prong Locust Rd., Milton
Contact information: (502) 732-0121; email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Education: Carroll County High School
Current or past employment: Kentucky Utilities
Other relevant experiences for political office: None listed
Family members: Christy Rowlett, Tabitha Rowlett, Darrell Rowlett, Kyle Wright, Amanda Rowlett Mertz and five grandchildren
Memberships: Calvary Full Gospel Church and Westside Volunteer Fire Department, chief
Magistrate - District 2
Address: 802 Kelly St., Carrollton
Attempts to contact candidate William Arvin were unsuccessful. No additional information was available.
Address: 1002 Highland Avenue, Carrollton
Contact information: (502) 732-5851, email, email@example.com
Education: Carroll County High School graduate; completed management courses at Wittenberg University; completed courses at Texas A&M University on Industrial and Municipal fire fighting; also a private pilot
Current or past employment: Retired from ATOFINA Chemicals, Inc., after 36 years in various management positions
Other relevant experiences for political office: Currently serving 28+ years on the Carrollton City Council, life-long resident of Carroll County, living in District 2 for the past 36 years. I would use my experience both as a City Councilman and a retired industry person to benefit the citizens of Carroll County. I've worked with budgets and understand the importance of knowing what your sources of income for local government are and what expenses must be paid. I feel I have the qualifications for the position and can devote full time to represent the citizens of Carroll County. I am patient and understanding of the citizens' needs. I pride myself on following up on questions asked by the voters. I feel my track record in city government; my experience in working with people in industry, and being understanding of the citizens needs has earned the trust of the voters.
Family members: Wife, Diane; daughter, Valerie; two grandsons
Memberships: First Baptist Church of Carrollton, serving as a trustee; current member of the Local Emergency Planning Commission and the Carrollton Board of Adjustment; past member of the Carrollton Planning/Zoning Commission and Design Review Board; also served on the Carroll County Community Development Corporation Board of Directors, the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Private Industry Council of Northern Kentucky, Northern Kentucky Area Development District Board of Directors; past president of the Carrollton Rotary Club
Address: 1606 Highland Avenue, Carrollton
Contact information: Information not provided
Education: Carroll County High School graduate; and Carroll County Vocational School
Current or past employment: Dow Corning Corporation for 24 years, currently the team leader of the Integrity department
Other relevant experiences for political office: Served four years on the Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Rules; was recently reappointed by the governor to serve another four-year term.
Family members: Wife of 34 years, Sandy Carter Graham
Memberships: Carroll County Vocational Technical School welding advisory committee; National Board; Kentucky Boiler Section; American Welding Society; Global Groups Silicone Technology; ASME-PVP Pressure Vessels and Piping Division; International Welding Technologist; Mechanical Integrity for PSM; Pressure Vessel & Heat Exchanger Quality Assurance & Welding; Welders Association; Welding Managers and Welding Solutions.
Address: 911 Seminary St., Carrollton
Contact information: (502) 525-0107; email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Education: 14 years education
Current or past employment: 12 years department manager for Carroll County Fiscal Court; previously police officer with Kentucky State Parks and Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Counselor assisting veterans and employers with training and jobs
Other relevant experiences for political office: Will only serve one term (Can accomplish a lot more when you don't worry about re-election); have worked with employers and can help bring jobs to Carroll County; have worked with all departments of county government and have a good grasp of what the personnel and material responsibilities and needs of the departments; doesn't have a wish list of "I want this or that" without a clue as to the over all effect on your TAX DOLLARS and other necessary expenses. We can't have everything! We must take care of folks without being goofy!
Family members: Wife, Patty; daughter, Rachel; two step sons, Brent Graves and Brian Graves; step daughter, Jaimie Giradena; 9 step grandchildren.
Memberships: Member of Disabled American Veterans; chairman of Carroll County Democrat Executive Committee
Magistrate - District 3
Address: 1651 Dividing Ridge Rd., Sanders
Contact information: Cell, (502) 525-1176; home, (502) 347-0317; email, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Education: Carroll County High School graduate; University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics
Current or past employment: Current, Milton Water Department supervisor, four years; previous, Arkema Chemical operator for 30 years
Other relevant experiences for political office: Carroll County Magistrate District 3 for 11 years; past Ghent Fire Board member; 500 hours of continuing education with the Department of Local Government
Family members: Wife, Carol Brock Bates; four children; 10 grandchildren
Memberships: Worthville Baptist Church, Carroll County Cattlemen's Association, past president; Carrollton F&M Lodge 134; Carroll County Extension Council
Address: 4531 KY 47, Ghent
Contact information: (502) 347-0366
Education: Carroll County High School graduate
Current or past employment: Retired from Carroll County Water District with experience in construction; part-time farmer; 10 years of industry experience
Other relevant experiences for political office: Experience with the years I served with the Carroll County Water District
Family members: Children, Gloria, Jason, Jennifer and Jessica; and six grandchildren, Mariah, Wyatt, Mallory, Will, Addyson and Bryson
Memberships: Member of Gallatin County Fire, Wind and Lightning Insurance Co. Board of Directors