Local/Regional News
8:37 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Democrat Reggie Thomas Wins 13th District State Senate Special Election

Democrat Reggie Thomas has won election to the state Senate from Lexington's 13th District.

Democrat Reggie Thomas outpolled Independent Richard Moloney and Republican Michael Johnson in the race to replace former State Senator Kathy Stein
Credit kydemocrat.com

Thomas will replace former Democratic Sen. Kathy Stein who resigned after being appointed a circuit judge in Fayette County.

With all precincts reporting, Thomas had 4,040 votes to 2,617 for independent Richard Moloney and 851 for Republican Michael Johnson.

Turnout, which is typically low in special elections, was depressed further by the lingering effects of a wintry blast over the weekend that caused temperatures to plummet and left most of the state blanketed in a lawyer of snow and ice.

Crews had worked through the weekend to clear the roads.