State senators for Jefferson County all re-elected
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Jefferson County’s state senators all won re-election Tuesday, helping Republicans maintain their supermajority in the upper chamber of Kentucky's General Assembly.
Sen. Julie Raque Adams, R-Louisville, was in the closest Senate race locally, edging Democrat Sheri Donahue with 53.4 percent of the vote in the 36th Senate District.
Others up for re-election have slices of Jefferson County in their Senate districts.
Sen. Ernie Harris, a Prospect Republican who chairs the Senate Transportation Committee, won re-election in the 26th Senate District, which covers Oldham County and northeastern Jefferson County, with 51.8 percent of the vote against Democrat Karen Berg and independent Jody Hurt.
Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, posted a 13-point win in the 20th Senate District, which includes Shelby, Henry, Trimble and Carroll counties and eastern Jefferson County. Hornback, who chairs the Senate Agriculture Committee, topped Democrat Dave Suetholz by nearly 6,000 votes.
Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, won by 30 points against Democrat Stephanie Compton in the 14th Senate District, which covers Casey, Marion, Nelson, Spencer, and southeastern Jefferson County.
Senate Majority Caucus Chair Dan Seum, R-Fairdale, did not face a Democratic opponent and easily won re-election in his race against independent Brenda Sue Board and write-in candidate Andrew Bailey. He earned 72 percent of the vote in the 38th Senate District contest that covers southern Jefferson County and Bullitt County.
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