Governor Sets Special Election Date

Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams announced the date of special elections set by Governor Andy Beshear to fill three open General Assembly seats. Citizens will head to the polls on November 2 to select representatives in the 22nd Senate District, 51st House District, and 89th House District.

This will be the first election in Kentucky since legislators passed election reform legislation during the 2021 General Assembly. By state law, the governor sets dates for the special elections.

The 22nd Senate seat includes Burgin, Harrodsburg, Lancaster, Mackville, Nicholasville, Springfield, Willisburg, Wilmore, and part of Lexington. Senator Tom Buford (R-Nicholasville) passed away on July 6.

The 51st House District encompasses the cities of Campbellsville and Columbia. Republican Bam Carney represented the area until his passing on July 17.

Tuesday’s resignation of 89th District Representative Robert Goforth (R-East Bernstadt) means those living in McKee and parts of Berea, London, and Richmond will vote for his replacement.

The Democratic and Republican parties in each district will nominate a candidate to run in each special election.