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The NKyTribune and The Northerner, Northern Kentucky University’s independent student newspaper, have partnered in a special way to provide this special 2020 Election Section. To help voters through their decisions on local council and commission races, we are providing these brief profiles of candidates in CONTESTED RACES for seats on those governing bodies. The candidates are listed in the order they appear on the ballot. We made every effort to contact all candidates. If the bio is missing, no response was received. That information will be added if provided by the candidate.

By Joshua Kelly
The Northerner Managing Editor



Julie Metzger Aubuchon

Dr. Julie Metzger Aubuchon has served on the Florence Council since 1999 and is vice mayor. She graduated from Northern Kentucky University and the Houston College of Optometry in 1993 and practices at Metzger Eye Care in Florence. She has served as chair of the board of the NKY Department of Health, is active in the community and has received several awards, including Outstanding Women of NKY. She and her husband Pat have one son.


Gary Winn

A current Florence Council member, he is a Boone County High School graduate and attended Eastern Kentucky University. He worked at the Bank of Kentucky. He is involved with the Boone County Businessmen’s Association, various children’s charities, the Boone County Heroin Task Force and Florence United Methodist Church.


Joe Reed

No information available.


J Kelly Huff

A current council member, Florence native J. Kelly Huff is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and Northern Kentucky University. He is the active Account Executive at Charter Communications. He is an active member of the Boone County Businessmen’s Association and the Florence United Methodist Church.


David Osborne

A current council member, he is a part-time license inspector for Boone County and has served on the Council for more than 20 years. He took some business courses at Thomas More College,


Duane Froelicher

Duane Froelicher, a Northern Kentucky native, lived primarily in Covington before moving to Florence. He is a current member of City Council. He graduated from Northern Kentucky University in 1988 and was an active member in the Student Government Association and the Board of Regents. He is with Walden Advisers and is incoming president of Florence Rotary international.


Mel Carroll

Mel Carroll currently serves on the Florence City Council. He has spent most of his adult life in Florence. He earned a master’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University and served in different positions teaching across different schools. His last position before retiring was as a principal for a school in Boone County. He is an active supporter of the Salvation Army, Free Store Foodbank and Northern Kentucky Homeless Shelter, among others.


Josh Walton

No information available.


Jonathon Trimble

Jonathan Trimble graduated from Conner High School and Northern Kentucky University. He considers himself a “Citizens Advocate.”



Jeremy Ramage

Jeremy Ramage, originally from Indianapolis, is a graduate of the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY. He currently works as the NE Region Cryogenic Service Manager for Matheson and before that he was an officer in the United States Army. He supports CareNet, FCA, and is a member of St. Timothy’s Church.


Eric Dulaney

Eric Dulaney, Northern Kentucky native, graduated from Beechwood High School and Northern Kentucky University with a bachelors in Psychology. He now works for DHL Express as a Star Entry Agent and previously worked at Fifth Third Bank and Fidelity Investments. He is a member of Seven Hills Church and volunteers for Heart the City. His passion is combating the Opioid Epidemic.


John Mefford

John Mefford, originally from Owen County, has lived in Union since 1997. After graduating from Owen County High School, he obtained his undergraduate degree from Northern Kentucky University and his master’s degree from University of Cincinnati and another from NKU in teaching. He has taught chemistry at Ryle High School for 16 years and previously worked for private firms in the coatings and paper industry. 


Bryan Miller

Bryan Miller is originally from Indiana, Pennsylvania, a small town in Western Pennsylvania but has lived in Northern Kentucky for over 30 years. He attended the University of Akron and graduated with an associate in Chemical Technology and a bachelor’s in Chemistry. Now retired from his Vice President of Quality Control for a major PET bottle manufacturer, he serves as a present city commissioner for Union. In his free time, he works on a farm and plays golf once a week.


Brian Garner

Brian Garner, originally from Florence, presently serves as the Vice President of Garner Insurance Agency. After graduating from St. Henry District High School he attended Northern Kentucky University. He previously worked at Enterprise Rent-A-Car and First Security Trust Bank. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Point ARC of Northern Kentucky.



Greg Sanders

Greg Sanders is a real estate agent for Apex Group in Florence.


Terri Lynn Courtney

Terri Courtney was appointed to the Walton City Council after John Wainwright resigned earlier this year. She is a banking professional with Citi.


Howard M. Stevens

Howard Stevens grew up in Wilmington, Massachusetts, and has lived in NKY for 25 years. He is a veteran who served in the U.S. Army military police. He is disabled due to a heart issue but he attends all the city council meetings and meetings with the police department. He formerly worked at TANK.


Sherry L. Snowden

Sherry Snowden is a professional sales person at Fred Meyer Jewelers.


Bobby McDonald

Bobby McDonald was re-elected to the Walton City Council in 2018. 


Matthew Brown

Matt Brown has served on the Walton City Council since 2012. He grew up in Walton. He lives in Walton with his wife and their young daughter. 


Dan Martin

No information available


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