A gay man who was denied a marriage license by Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis announced he is running against her, The Lexington Herald-Leader reports.
David Ermold, 43, said he is running to replace Davis as the Rowan County clerk to “restore professional leadership, fairness, and responsibility to the clerk’s office.”
“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,” Ermold said. “I will build upon the successes of the past, and I will seek solutions for the challenges we may still face.”
Davis was briefly jailed in 2015 after she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of a Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.