N. KY Rep. Savannah Maddox Files to Run for Governor

Rep. Savannah Maddox, R-Dry Ridge, has filed with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance to raise money for the GOP gubernatorial primary.

Maddox, who was first elected in 2018, is known as a right-wing firebrand in the Kentucky General Assembly and she is expected to attempt to push the primary towards that more “liberty” focused part of the party.

Kentucky Fried Politics first reported her imminent announcement for Governor on May 26, when she began preparing her rollout in Burlington slated for Monday evening. Maddox now has a campaign website aimed at taking down current Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear.

“Since 2019, Andy Beshear has abused the power of his office,” the Maddox website for governor states. “His actions have been that of a tyrant, not a governor, and certainly not a leader.”

Maddox joins Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, Attorney General Daniel Cameron, Auditor Mike Harmon, and former lawyer Eric Deters in the race for the GOP nomination next May. Other GOP candidates are expected to enter the race.