Cassie Chambers Armstrong Wins Special Election to Replace Morgan McGarvey in Senate

Metro Councilwoman Cassie Chambers Armstrong, D-Louisville, has a new title, state Senator-Elect.

Armstrong won the special election for Senate District 19 in Louisville to replace Morgan McGarvey who resigned after being elected to Congress.

“I’m honored that the voters have entrusted me to go to the state Senate to stand up for our values and work to solve the problems facing our Commonwealth. Tonight is just the beginning” she said. “Every day we see headlines about the majority in the General Assembly attacking LGBTQ youth, continuing to starve our public schools and the children that rely on them, and writing laws that put women’s lives at risk. There is an urgent need for change in Frankfort, and I’m grateful that the voters of the 19th Senate District have given me the chance to fight for them.”

Armstrong defeated Republican candidate Misty Glin by 50 points in the heavily Democratic district.

“Cassie has stood with working families her entire career and on Tuesday they stood with her to make sure they keep a state senator who delivers for our families, fights for public education, and an economy that works for every Kentuckian,” said Kentucky Democratic Party chairman Chair Colmon Elridge. “Senator-elect Cassie Chambers Armstrong is ready to go to Frankfort and fight for Kentucky families who need a champion in their corner and stand against the extreme policies of the Senate Majority that are hurting Kentucky’s middle class, women, and girls.

“With Morgan McGarvey now in Congress, District 19 deserves another leader and fighter in Frankfort. With a lifetime of advocacy for women and working families, Cassie will make an excellent legislator and we are thrilled to see her victory.”