Independent Joins State House Race In 56th District

May 7, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Anti-gambling advocate John-Mark Hack has filed candidacy
papers to run as an independent for a vacant legislative seat in central

John-Mark Hack
John-Mark Hack

He'll face Democrat James Kay II and Republican Lyen Crews in the June 25
special election to replace former state Rep. Carl Rollins of Midway. Rollins
resigned to become head of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.
Hack, who served as an aide to former Gov. Paul Patton, has been one of
Kentucky's most outspoken critics of casino gambling.
Kay, an attorney from Versailles, previously worked on the legislative staff of
House Speaker Greg Stumbo. Crews ran unsuccessfully against Rollins in 2010 for
the seat that represents Woodford County and portions of Fayette and Franklin