Democrats and Republicans have selected candidates who will campaign to fill a vacant Kentucky state Senate seat.
Democrat Walter Blevins resigned from the position last Sunday after being sworn-in as Rowan County’s Judge-Executive.
Voters in the 27th District will choose between Democrat Kelly Caudill and Republican Steve West when they cast ballots March 3.
Caudill is an attorney from Maysville who says his top priorities as state Senator would be boosting economic development in the district, as well as increasing spending for public education and supporting laws that fight drug abuse.
West is a Bourbon County real estate attorney and cattle farmer. If West wins, the GOP will extend its already sizable advantage in the state Senate, which currently stands at 26-11.
The 27th District Senate seat covers Bourbon, Fleming, Harrison, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas, Robertson, and Rowan counties.