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Gay Man David Ermold, Who Was Rejected A Marriage License By Kim Davis, Just Lost The Race For County Clerk

We have some sad news to share with you all.

Back in December, we shared with you the news that David Ermold was running for county clerk in Kentucky's Rowan County.

Ermold was one of the gay men who County Clerk Kim Davis denied service to when they wanted their marriage licenses three years ago.

Back in December, Ermold stated that he was running so that the position could be filled by someone who would follow the law.

As he told the Lexington Herald-Leader:

“I am running to restore the confidence of the people in our clerk’s office and because I believe that the leaders of our community should act with integrity and fairness, and they should put the needs of their constituents first.

“My commitment to Rowan County is to restore professional leadership, fairness, and responsibility to the clerk’s office. I will build upon the successes of the past, and I will seek solutions for the challenges we may still face.”

Unfortunately though, it seems that Ermold lost that race. Ermold lost the Democratic nomination during the May 22 primary.

And who won the nomination? Elwood Caudill Jr., who’s a 20-year veteran of the Property Valuation Administrator’s office. While Ermold ran a campaign focused on pointing out the mistakes of Kim Davis, Caudill led a campaign stating that the conflict brought on by Emrold and Davis should be a thing of the past.

“What happened in 2015 is in the past and just as my logo says, we’re just focused on the future,” Caudill said.