Republican Richard White has won a special election in Kentucky House district 99, a district Democrats held for 33 years.
GOP Chairwoman reacted to the news on Twitter, tweeting:
BIG WIN in Kentucky House District 99.
It’s a district Democrats held for 33 YEARS, where Democrats outnumber Republicans by double digits, and one the Democrat governor carried in 2019.
But tonight, Republicans flipped the seat!
President Trump also has weighed in.
WMKY reports Richard White has won the special election in Rowan County for the vacant 99th district Kentucky House Seat.
White will replace longtime Representative Rocky Adkins, who resigned his seat when appointed as Senior Advisor to Governor Andy Beshear.
With 100% of precincts reporting White won with 4,750 votes to Redwine’s 3,731.
Redwine won Rowan County, 2,549 votes to White’s 2,040 votes
White has won in Lewis County by a vote of 2,056 to 394.
Redwine won Elliott county 788 to 654.
If current totals are certified, White will take up the seat in the House immediately.
Both men also are candidates in the May 2020 primary.
Congratulations to Richard White on his victory in today's Special election to become the State Representative for District 99. He defeated his Democratic opponent by approximately 1019 votes to fill the unexpired term of Democrat Rocky Adkins; who vacated the seat. pic.twitter.com/mIWJWynMIW
— Rowan Republicans (@RowanGOPParty) February 26, 2020