Jonathan Miller Plans To File

State treasurer, Jonathan Miller said he’ll be the next person to enter the Democratic primary for governor.

The 39-year-old is a Harvard-educated lawyer who’s in his second term as state treasurer.

Miller said he plans to file papers with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance, Friday, Dec. 15, 2006.

The Lexington native will have Jefferson County attorney Irv Maze as his running mate.

State auditor, Crit Luallen recently called Miller one of the Democratic party’s bright young stars, and believes he will run a spirited campaign of substance.

Miller said he is unsure of how many Democrats would enter the race but several are considering possible bids. They include Attorney General, Greg Stumbo; former Lieutenant Governor Steve Henry; plus Louisville businessmen, Bruce Lunsford and Charlie Owen; as well as former Lietenant Governor Steve Beshear.

So far Otis Hensley Jr. is the only Democrat to officially enter the race.

Governor Fletcher is the only Republican to officially file papers but Billy Harper of Paducah, Ky. has announced his intentions to run.