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JCPS Board Elections Heating Up

More candidates have filed this week for the Jefferson County Board of Education elections including some high-profiled names.Three of the seven board seats are up for grabs this fall including Joe Hardesty's District 4, Steve Imhoff's District 2 and Larry Hujo's District 7. Most recently former Humana chairman David Jones has announced he plans to run for District 2, which covers the Highlands and Crescent Hill among other neighborhoods.Two have already filed for that seat including Melissa Rueff and attorney David Kaplan who has held positions in the Attorney General’s office and the Kentucky legislature.Three candidates have filed for Jefferson County Board of Education's District 7 seat to replace retiring board member Larry Hujo. District 7 includes Jeffersontown, Fern Creek, Fisherville and most of southeast Jefferson County.Chris Brady is the latest to file for the seat and he has also received an endorsement from Hujo, according to a release sent by Brady's campaign. Brady told WFPL he opposes charter schools and supports the board's recent approval of changes to the student assignment plan, although three board members were in opposition. Chris Fell is also running for District 7. Fell is one of several parents involved in the pending suit before the Kentucky Supreme Court challenging the JCPS student assignment plan.Former JCPS principal and current Jeffersonville principal James Sexton has also filed for the seat.