FRANKFORT — A Louisville voter filed a lawsuit Monday, claiming that this year's Republican challenger to longtime state Democratic Rep. Tom Burch is not a qualified candidate because he doesn't live in the district.
Jim Stammerman alleged in the suit filed in Jefferson Circuit Court that Brian Lyle Krueger doesn't live in the 30th House District in Jefferson County and thus cannot represent it.
Burch, chairman of the House Health and Welfare Committee, has represented the district since 1978. He also represented the district from 1972 to 1975.
The lawsuit claims that Krueger is a resident of the 46th House District in Jefferson County. It asks the judge to order Krueger's name removed from this year's ballot as an unqualified candidate.
Krueger could not be immediately reached for comment.
Republicans are trying to gain control of the state House this year for the first time since 1921. Democrats outnumber Republicans in the chamber, 54-46.