By Jacqueline Pitts, The Bottom Line
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 23, 2018) — Kentucky voters went to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes in the 2018 primary elections. Many races at the local, state, and federal level were on the ballot, including many hotly contested races for the state legislature.
Below are the results for some of the most watched races of the 2018 primary elections.
- Senate District 26 — Republican
Sen. Ernie Harris – 52% (WINNER)
Alex R. White – 48%
- Senate District 36 — Republican
Sen. Julie Raque Adams – 91% (WINNER)
Sheeba Jolly – 9%
- House District 4 — Republican
Fred Stubblefield – 47%
Rep. Lynn Bechler – 53% (WINNER)
- House District 19 — Republican
Rep. Michael Lee Meredith– 65% (WINNER)
Brian Kent Strow – 35%
- House District 71 —Republican
Rep. Jonathan Shell– 49%
Travis Brenda – 51% (WINNER)
Some other incumbent House members also saw defeat in their primary elections including Reps. Wesley Morgan, Tim Couch and Dennis Horlander.
At the federal level, 6th District U.S. Congressman Andy Barr (R-Lexington) will face Ret. Marine Lt. Col. Amy McGrath (D), who defeated Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and State Sen. Reggie Thomas, in the fall elections. And 3rd District U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth (D-Louisville) will face former Kentucky Health and Family Services Cabinet Secretary Vikki Glisson.