© 2024 Louisville Public Media

Public Files:
89.3 WFPL · 90.5 WUOL-FM · 91.9 WFPK

For assistance accessing our public files, please contact info@lpm.org or call 502-814-6500
89.3 WFPL News | 90.5 WUOL Classical 91.9 WFPK Music | KyCIR Investigations
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Stream: News Music Classical

Democrat Sheri Donahue To Face Incumbent Mike Harmon For Ky. Auditor Seat

Courtesy: Donahue for KY and Auditor of Public Accounts

The race for the state auditor's office is set between Democrat Sheri Donahue and incumbent Republican Mike Harmon, who ran unopposed.

Sheri Donahue is a Louisville-area native who campaigned on a promise of restoring faith in government. She is an industrial engineer and cyber security expert who previously worked with the U.S. Navy and Humana. Last year she ran, unsuccessfully, for state Senate.

Her opponent Harmon is in his first term, and won in 2015 along with many other Republican candidates. He is from Danville, and worked as an insurance agent.

Donahue defeated Kelsey Hayes Coots, a teacher for Jefferson County Public Schools, and Chris Tobe, who worked for former state auditor Ed Hatchett, to win her party's nomination.

Kentucky’s auditor of public accounts is responsible for overseeing the budgets of state agencies, and ensuring the responsible expenditure of public dollars. The auditor oversees everything from pensions to school district budgets.

In a recent op-ed, Donahue committed to rooting out “waste, fraud and abuse” in state agencies. And she specifically pledged to audit Kentucky’s electronic voting machines to make sure all votes are counted and that there is no external interference in elections.

Amina Elahi is LPM's City Editor. Email Amina at aelahi@lpm.org.

Can we count on your support?

Louisville Public Media depends on donations from members – generous people like you – for the majority of our funding. You can help make the next story possible with a donation of $10 or $20. We'll put your gift to work providing news and music for our diverse community.