Republican Nemes wins the Kentucky Senate seat for District 38

Republican Mike Nemes defeated Democrat Andrew Bailey in Tuesday night’s special election to fill a Senate seat vacated by Dan Seum, who retired in November.

District 38 is headquartered in both Jefferson and Bullitt counties.

Nemes was a state representative from 2011 to 2013. According to his campaign website, he is 100% “Pro-Life and Pro-Gun” and “these are the values ​​he will continue to protect”.

Nemes received 6,528 votes in Bullitt County and 2,109 in Jefferson County. Bailey received 3,079 in Bullitt and 1,864 in Jefferson County, according to the Secretary of State’s office.

A spokeswoman for the state spokeswoman said the results would be confirmed at a meeting of the State Board of Elections Tuesday.

In a statement to the Courier Journal, Bailey said he officially allowed the race.

“I wanted to be a voice for families and workers in Kentucky and I trust Mike will do that,” said Bailey. “I look forward to working with him in the future to discuss matters of concern to my family and all Kentuckians. Mike is my Senator now and I hope he will serve all Kentuckians in Senate 38 and beyond to the best of his ability becomes . ”

The Kentucky Republican Party wrote on Twitter: “Congratulations to Senator-elected @ MikeNemes38 on your election to @KYSenateGOP! We are proud of the hard work you have done and can’t wait to see all the good, that you do. ” to help the people of southern Jefferson and all of Bullitt Counties! “

Nemes hasn’t returned a request from the Courier Journal for comment, but he posted a social media card on Tuesday evening that said, “Thank you.”

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