House Candidate Powers Ruled Ineligible To Run

Republican state House candidate Gail Powers has been ruled ineligible to seek the 44th District seat.

Judge Irv Maze ruled that one of the signatures on Powers’s petition to run came from a resident of another district.

Powers did not immediately return calls seeking comment, but she told the Courier-Journal she will appeal the decision. Powers must win the appeal for any votes cast for her in November to be counted.

Powers is running against incumbent Democrat Joni Jenkins. The 44th District covers parts of southwest Louisville.