NKY Forum to hold Campbell County judge executive debate

For immediate release…
Tuesday – Oct. 7, 2014

The Northern Kentucky Forum will hold a debate event on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Wilder City Building with the candidates for Campbell County judge-executive. Some of the topics up for debate include what are the biggest challenges facing Campbell County and what each candidate’s vision is for the county.

“Campbell County residents are going to make a decision this November on a position that is all about leadership. Keeping with the Forum’s mission of informing people in an unbiased way, this event simply provides residents an opportunity hear from both candidates directly and make an informed decision when they cast their vote in November,” said Sharmili Reddy, Chair, Northern Kentucky Forum.

The Campbell County Judge Executive race will be one of the more hotly contested local races in the Northern Kentucky region come Election Day. Republican Steve Pendery, who has held the office of Campbell County Judge Executive since 1999, will run against Democrat Kenneth Rechtin who has served as a Campbell County Commissioner since 2003.

The October 8 debate will be the first of three debates that have been planned by various groups.  This event is free and open to the public.

The moderator for the event will be Amanda Van Benschoten, news columnist for The Kentucky/Cincinnati Enquirer.


  • Steve Pendery, Republican candidate and current Campbell County judge-executive
  • Ken Rechtin, Democratic candidate and current Campbell County commissioner

Event Details

When:             Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Time:               Doors open at 6 p.m., Program is 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Where:            Wilder City Building (520 Licking Pike)

Admission:      This event is FREE and open to the public.

RSVP requested to: http://penderyrechtindebate.eventbrite.com

Information:   Please visit us online at www.nkyforum.org.

About the Northern Kentucky Forum:
The Northern Kentucky Forum is a partnership of the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement, Vision 2015 and Legacy - three nonpartisan groups in Northern Kentucky dedicated to public engagement. The Forum conducts several "public square" events each year around current events and public policy in locations across Boone, Campbell and Kenton Counties. Forum events are free and the Northern Kentucky community as a whole.

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