Politics & Government

Democrat files for state treasurer

FRANKFORT — A Hopkinsville textbook company owner filed Tuesday to run for state treasurer.

Steve Hamrick, 60, said he decided to run for the office because he thinks the state needs to do a better job managing its limited finances. Hamrick, a graduate of Murray State University and Wichita State University, is a retired minister and a former economic development official.

He owns Hamrick Media Resources, which specializes in college textbooks and media consulting.

Hamrick worked in economic development for Gov. John Y Brown. He also has served as the chief economic development official for several counties, including his home county of Christian.

Hamrick was the Republican nominee for the 1st Congressional District in 1992, a race he lost to Democrat Tom Barlow. In 1994, he lost the Republican primary to current U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield.

Hamrick has since switched to the Democrat Party. He has seven children and 10 grandchildren.

Democrat Todd Hollenbach, the incumbent treasurer, is expected to file this week for re-election. KC Crosbie, a Lexington-Fayette Urban County council member, has filed to run for the Republican nomination.