We are just a week away from the first primary of the 2022 midterm season! You’ll want to join us next week as we will have the fastest and most comprehensive election results from the Texas primaries. Today we have two special elections, both for vacant seats in different state Houses of Representatives.
Kentucky State House of Representatives District 42
The seat in Kentucky’s 42nd state House District is vacant after Democrat Reginald Meeks retired back in December. Former Rep. Meeks represented his district in the Kentucky state House of Representatives for 21 years. The 42nd District lies in northwestern Jefferson County and includes parts of Louisville and Shively. Two candidates filed to run for the vacant seat. Democrat and former ACLU lawyer Keturah Herron, who played a large role in drafting Louisville’s no-knock warrant ban, will be the favorite in this heavily Democratic district. Republican Judy Stallard, a local business owner who ran against former Rep. Meeks back in 2018, will also be vying for the seat. The winner of today’s contest will have to run again in November if they want to retain the seat. Herron has already said she plans on doing so. We will have the election results tonight once polls close at 6 p.m. (EST)
Connecticut State House of Representatives District 71
In Connecticut, the seat for state House District 71 is vacant after Republican Tony D’Amelio retired. Former Rep. D’Amelio represented his district in the Connecticut state House of Representatives for 24 years. The 71st District covers the southwest corner of Waterbury and all of the town of Middlebury. Candidates for today’s contest were nominated by local party conventions. Democrats chose former Waterbury Parks and Recreation Supervisor John Egan. Republicans chose Waterbury alderman Bill Pizzuto. The winner of today’s contest will have to run again in November if they want to retain the seat. We will have the election results tonight once polls close at 8 p.m. (EST)