Kim Davis says she will run for re-election in 2018
Enemy of the people and all-round bad egg Kim Davis has decided that she will run for 2018 election in Kentucky.
Davis, who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples when she operated as a county clerk in 2015, said that she will run to retain her seat as Rowan County Clerk in the forthcoming election next year.
After she was sent to jail for five days for refusing a federal order to issue same-sex marriage certificates, Davis became a staunch anti-gay marriage campaigner.
The Apostolic Christian has said that she refused to issue the licenses because same-sex marriage goes against her beliefs.
It appears that Davis is not just containing her homophobic vitriol to Kentucky.
Alongside the Liberty Counsel, Davis met Romanian campaigners against same-sex marriage to discuss the impending referendum on legalising same-sex unions.
“She loves her job and she loves the people,” Mat Staver, the lawyer who represented her legal battle, said.
“I’m sure [the election] will probably have more attention because of who she is, but you know she doesn’t have any major concerns about it.”
After Davis’ refusal, the state legislature later changed the law so county clerks did not have to sign their name on marriage licenses.
A district judge recently ruled that the state of Kentucky must cover the fees for the American Civil Liberties Union lawyers who represented the couples suing Davis, amounting to $220,000.
“It’s hard for her to make the argument that the $220,000 she has cost taxpayers is a good value for Rowan County residents,” Chris Hartman, director of the Kentucky Fairness Campaign told the Associated Press.
This will be the first time voters have a say in making Davis accountable for her actions in 2015.
But at this moment in time, no other candidate has offered their name.