The challenger in Kentucky’s 16th Senate GOP primary defeated the incumbent in Tuesday’s election.
Max Wise of Campbellsville defeated Senator Sara Beth Gregory of Monticello, with Wise take 54 percent of the vote to Gregory's 46 percent. The 38-year-old Wise teaches political science at Campbellsville University, and faces no Democratic opponent in the November general election.
Gregory has served in the Senate since 2012 when she won a special election to fill the seat left vacant by then-Senate President David Williams, who took a judgeship.
The 16th Senate District covers Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, McCreary, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne Counties.