WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue December 17, 2013
Results Certified for Two Close Special Election in Kentucky
The Kentucky Secretary of State has certified the results of last week's special election.
Official certificates of election were awarded by the office to Democrat Reggie Thomas, who won a race for Lexington's 13th Senate District, and Republican Suzanne Miles, who narrowly bested Democrat Kim Humphrey for the state House's 7th district seat.
Thomas got over 4,000 votes in his bid to replace Sen. Kathy Stein, who was appointed to a judgeship earlier this year. Miles, who is replacing former Rep. John Arnold, received nearly 3,550 votes—just 112 votes more than her opponent
Both elections were marked by low voter turnout, with 22 percent of eligible voters casting a ballot in the 13th District Senate race, and just 11 percent in the 7th House District race.