This evening the polls closed in 10 counties as voters in Central Kentucky participated in a special election to fill three vacant legislative seats. All the seats, which were previously held by Republican legislators, remained in the majority party's hands:
The 22nd Senate District seat, previously held by the late Tom Buford, includes Garrard, Jessamine, Mercer, and Washington counties and part of Fayette County. Dr. Donald Douglas (R), Senator-elect, is the lead medical doctor at the Tony Delk IMAC Regeneration Center. Senator-elect Douglas won the district with approximately 72% of the vote.
The 51st House District seat, previously held by the late Bam Carney, includes all of Taylor and Adair Counties. Representative-elect Michael "Sarge" Pollock (R) is an insurance advisor. He won the district with approximately 74% of the vote.
The 89th House District seat, previously held by Robert Goforth, includes all of Jackson County and parts of Laurel and Madison Counties. Representative-elect Timmy Truett (R) is the principal of McKee Elementary School and owner of Truett's Pumpkin Patch in Jackson County. He won the district with 72% of the vote.
With Republicans holding all three seats, there are no changes to the makeup of either chamber. The Senate maintains a 30-8 Republican majority and the House maintains a 75-25 Republican majority.
All 100 State House seats and half of the State Senate Seats will be on the ballot in 2022. We'll have more information on next year's elections and the impact of redistricting in future updates.