- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Allison Ball has won the Republican primary for state treasurer in Kentucky, defeating two other candidates.

The treasurer’s race was the most crowded primary field of candidates for a statewide office this year in Kentucky. Ball, a Prestonsburg attorney, will face Democratic state Rep. Rick Nelson in November.

Ball defeated Lexington attorney Jon Larson and state Rep. Kenneth Imes of Murray in the GOP primary Tuesday.

Ball says she would apply conservative principles to the office that balances the state’s checkbook and handles other financial duties. She says she would work to connect more Kentuckians with their unclaimed property, another role of the treasurer.

Larson was the one candidate who supported doing away with the treasurer’s office. Larson said the treasurer’s duties can be folded into the Finance and Administration Cabinet.

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