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Libertarian candidate off Boone County ballot

BURLINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A judge has thrown the Libertarian candidate for county attorney of Boone County off the ballot because he isn't licensed to practice law in Kentucky.

According to the Kentucky Enquirer, Joseph Szeremet was a licensed attorney for 32 years in Michigan but retired 10 years ago.

Szeremet argued that the Kentucky Constitution only requires two years of experience, not a current law license.

Circuit Court Judge Gregory Bartlett ruled against him on Friday, saying his candidacy was "absurd."

Libertarians have put six candidates on local ballots in Northern Kentucky this year. At least two face legal challenges.

In Kenton County, Clerk Gabrielle Summe claims that challenger Christopher Robinson hasn't lived in Kentucky long enough to run for office.

That case will be heard in Circuit Court next Friday.


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