Paducah mayoral race

Lance Dennee, WKMS

With numerous projects underway in the City of Paducah: from neighborhood revitalization to riverfront development, workforce development, the foreign trade zone, efforts to attract young entrepreneurs and much more, this November's mayoral and city commissioners race has many in the community wondering about the leadership will look like guiding a changing Paducah. WKMS and The Paducah Sun hosted a forum Thursday night where candidates expressed their views on these topics.

Lance Dennee, WKMS / Kaler Harless

Candidates for Paducah Mayor squared off in the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce forum Thursday morning. Incumbent Gayle Kaler and challenger Brandi Harless outlined positions on topics ranging from regulations, manufacturing jobs, neighborhood revitalization, population decline and diversity outreach. 

Paducah Chamber of Commerce

  The Paducah Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Power in Partnership candidate forum breakfast Thursday at 7:30, featuring the 3rd District State Representative candidates, sitting State Rep. Gerald Watkins and Joni Hogancamp as well Paducah Mayoral Candidates Mayor Gayle Kaler and Brandi Harless.

Brandi Harless for Mayor, via Facebook

Paducah mayoral candidate Brandi Harless is hosting a telephone town hall Thursday evening.

Paducah voters are encouraged to call 270-495-2788 at 6:30 p.m. to ask Harless questions. The event is hosted by city commissioner Allan Rhodes, who has endorsed Harless for mayor.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

Issues surrounding the Paducah Riverfront Project, community outreach and economic development took center stage of the Market House Theatre Monday night in a forum of the 2016 Paducah Mayoral Candidates.

City of Paducah, via Facebook

Paducah’s four mayoral candidates debate tonight at Market House Theater. Candidates include incumbent Gayle Kaler, Arthur Baskin, Brandi Harless, and Buzz VonTesmar. Elliot Polach bowed out of the race today due to a "significant life change" according to an email he sent to All Good Media.

City of Paducah, via Facebook

With Tuesday's 4 p.m. filing deadline passed, five candidates have emerged in this year’s race for Paducah Mayor.

Incumbent Gayle Kaler is seeking a second term, and will be joined on May’s primary ballot by Arthur Baskin, Brandi Harless, Elliot Polach and Buzz VonTesmar.

Paducah City Commissioner Gayle Kaler to Serve as Mayor

Nov 7, 2012

Paducah residents elected City Commissioner Gayle Kaler mayor Tuesday with nearly 8,000 votes. She ran against write-in candidate Renee Raney.

Raney Files as Write-In for Paducah Mayor's Seat

Sep 11, 2012

A Paducah woman has filed as a write-in candidate for the city’s mayoral race. Renee Raney filed her candidacy with the McCracken County Clerk’s office yesterday. Raney’s name will not appear on the ballot, but her write-in votes may be counted. Mayoral candidate Robert Coleman announced he would drop out last week due to health concerns, leaving Gayle Kaler running unopposed.

Coleman Drops Out of Paducah Mayoral Race

Sep 6, 2012

Paducah mayoral candidate Robert Coleman has announced he's dropping out of the race. Coleman cites ongoing health problems related to nerve surgery in April for the reason he's decided to withdraw.

"With the challenges that you face in the position of a city official, I realized that it would be better for our city and myself to withdraw," Coleman said.