Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Kim Davis loses Kentucky clerk re-election bid

Kim Davis loses Kentucky clerk re-election bid

Elwood Caudill Jr. will be the new clerk for Rowan County after winning 4,210 votes to Davis' 3,566, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

18 out of the region's 18 precincts have reported.

Caudill addressed Davis' actions on his own campaign website and vowed to "serve every citizen of this county equally".

Davis was found in contempt of court for not issuing the licenses and also stopping her six deputy clerks from signing them, and she spent five days in jail. "It is a heaven or hell decision", Davis said in a statement at the time, citing her religion.


Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky clerk who made national headlines for refusing to issue same-sex couples marriage licenses, has just been voted out of office.

Caudill won the Democratic nomination in May to take on Davis, defeating David Ermold, a gay man who was denied a marriage license by Davis "under God's authority", in 2015. Davis was a Democrat before switching her party affiliation shortly after she refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

After his loss, Ermold declined to throw his support behind Caudill, calling him a homophobe.

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