WKU Public Radio News Staff
Fri November 16, 2012
Candidates Picked to Run for Seat Previously Held by David Williams
Democrats and Republicans have nominated candidates to run for an open Senate seat in southern Kentucky. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that officials from each political party had separate meetings on Thursday and approved the nominations of Republican state Rep. Sara Beth Gregory of Monticello and Democrat Bill Conn, a teacher in Williamsburg who is making his first run for public office.
The two are vying for a seat vacated by Senate President David Williams, who was appointed as a circuit judge by Gov. Steve Beshear. The Senate district includes Clinton, Cumberland, McCreary, Monroe, Wayne and Whitley counties.
A special election is set for Dec. 18.