GOP Nominates McKee Principal to Fill Vacant House Seat

Republicans in Jackson, Laurel, and Madison Counties nominated Timmy Truett of McKee to be the GOP candidate for the Nov. 2, special election to fill the vacated House seat of former Rep. Robert Goforth who resigned in August.

Truett, a principal at McKee Elementary School will try and hold the 89th House District for Republicans in the November Special Election.

“Timmy Truett is an exciting candidate – as a school leader and local family farmer, he is in touch with the values and way of life for constituents in his district,” Republican Party of Kentucky Executive Director Sarah Van Wallaghen said. “His background and experience make Timmy Truett ready to lead on day one and we couldn’t be prouder to have such a great candidate ready to hold this district for our Republican supermajorities in Frankfort.”

In 2019 McKee Elementary School was one of only 37 elementary schools in the state to be named a five-star school – and one of only 56 schools in the state to receive the top rating that year. The Truett family also owns and operates a local farming business and agritourism attraction in McKee, the Truett Pumpkin Patch.