Activist Keturah Herron has won the special election in Louisville to fill the unexpired term of retired Rep. Reginald Meeks.
Herron won the special election with 1,950 votes; GOP nominee Judy Martin Stallard garnered 119 votes. Stallard ran for the seat in 2018 against Meeks.
Herron comes to the seat after serving as a policy strategist with the ACLU. Herron is also active with Black Lives Matter Louisville. With Tuesday’s victory, Herron becomes the first out LGBTQ person to be elected to the Kentucky General Assembly.
Herron has already filed to represent the 42nd District for the next term starting in 2023. She has no opponents in the primary or the Nov. general election.