Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw

Holsclaw Raises Poll Worker Pay

by admin on August 22, 2011

The pay for officers who work on Election Day in Jefferson County will be raised for the first time since 2004 as an incentive to attract more civic volunteers.

Poll workers will receive an additional $10 for attending a mandatory training session and an extra $20 for working at the polls. The current rate pays $15 the the two and a half hour class and $105 to monitor the voting booths.

With around 500 precincts, Jefferson County is the most populous in the state, however, the pay rate is one of the lowest for election officers.

Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw say the pay raise is an incentive to adequately pay longtime poll workers and attract younger civic volunteers, who she hopes will participate in the 2011 statewide races.

“Jobs are very scarce right now and we’re hoping that some of our college students will step forward and this would be a great way for them to be involved in the voting process. And hopefully $150 for the day will encourage that somewhat,” she says.

The new rate will take effect November 8.

The polls are usually staffed by two Democratic and two Republican election officers, but Holsclaw says registered independents can also volunteer. The clerk’s office is taking applications for this year’s general election starting Monday.

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GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Debate on KET Tonight

by admin May 9, 2011

With the election almost a week away, the three Republican primary candidates running for governor will appear on KET’s “Kentucky Tonight” Monday in a televised debate. Host Bill Goodman will host the discussion between state Sen. David Williams, R-Burkesville, Louisville businessman Phil Moffett and Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw. Williams is the frontrunner in the […]

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Simon Skips Endorsing Candidates in GOP Governor’s Race

by admin April 26, 2011

Conservative activist Frank Simon released a list of candidates his organization is endorsing in the upcoming primary election, but it noticeably skips giving a nod to any of the three GOP gubernatorial candidates. The voter guide provided by the Freedom Heritage Forum does support candidates in other statewide races, such as secretary of state  Republican […]

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Low Turnout Could Benefit Moffett, Holsclaw in GOP Primary

by admin April 26, 2011

A closer examination of the SurveyUSA poll released in April provides a glimmer of hope for the two Republican gubernatorial candidates trailing behind state Senate President David Williams in the primary. The survey gives Williams a commanding 35-point lead over Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw and Louisville businessman Phil Moffett, however, it quadrupled turnout when […]

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Williams Raises Close to $500,000

by admin April 20, 2011

Outpacing his primary opponents, Republican gubernatorial candidate and state Senate President David Williams has raised $446,943 in the first quarter. A fundraising report released by the campaign Wednesday shows Williams, who is running with Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, has raised a total of $1.2 million in the three-way GOP contest. Earlier this week, Democratic Gov. […]

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Despite Poor Fundraising Holsclaw Remains Confident

by admin April 20, 2011

Trailing by more than 30-points in the polls, Republican gubernatorial candidate and Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw says she is still a contender despite meager campaign contributions. On Tuesday, Holsclaw’s campaign reported she raised only $22,774 in the first quarter of the three-way GOP primary contest against state Senate President David Williams and Louisville businessman […]

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Beshear Releases Tax Returns

by admin April 19, 2011

A week after the Kentucky Democratic Party called on two Republican gubernatorial candidates to release their income tax records, Democratic Governor Steve Beshear released his 2010 state and federal returns to the public. Beshear and his wife show a total gross income of $166,224 and a total taxable income of $107,259. The couple reported $19,000 […]

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Williams Holds Commanding Lead in GOP Primary

by admin April 16, 2011

Crushing his two opponents, state Senate President David Williams has over a 30-point lead in the Republican primary race for governor. According to a poll conducted by SurveyUSA, Williams is favored by 49 percent of likely GOP voters over Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw and Louisville businessman Phil Moffett, a Tea Party back candidate. The […]

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Moffett ‘Money Bomb’ Is a Dud

by admin April 6, 2011

Money troubles continue for Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett after his two-day “money bomb” failed to reach its $300,000 goal.

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Moffett Challenges Holsclaw to Debate

by admin April 5, 2011

Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett has challenged Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw to a public debate, but Holsclaw says she isn’t interested in debating Moffett because he isn’t a real GOP candidate.

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