Louisvillians Vote for Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors on Tuesday. What's That?
This year’s election ballot is long and intimidating for Louisville residents. There’s the marquee race: McConnell vs. Grimes. Voters will choose a candidate for Louisville mayor and third district congressman. There’s at least a page of judges—district, appellate, circuit and family court—and some districts will vote for school board. And then, there’s this one other category: Soil and Water Conservation District.
The Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District’sboard is made up of seven non-partisan supervisors, and each is elected to four-year terms and serves without compensation. Two years ago, this line item on my ballot took me by surprise. Here’s what I found out:
There are four candidates on tomorrow’s ballot for three open seats. David Kaelin and Raymond Adams Sr. are incumbents, so you can read a brief paragraph about each man here. Lisa Dettlinger has a position statement up on Facebook. The fourth candidate is Ray Barrow; he doesn’t appear to have any social media accounts and a phone number listed for him was disconnected.