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Republican Greg Elkins wins special election in 28th state Senate District

By: - May 16, 2023 11:54 pm

Former Clark County Magistrate Greg Elkins, a Republican, won a special election Tuesday to fill a vacancy in Central Kentucky’s 28th state Senate District.

The vacancy was created when Republican Ralph Alvarado left the seat Jan. 6 to become commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Health.

Elkins, chief executive officer of Central Kentucky Hauling, defeated Democrat Robert Sainte and independent Richard Henderson in Tuesday’s contest.

He will serve the remainder of Alvarado’s term, which ends in 2026.

The district covers Bath, Clark, Montgomery, Menifee and part of Fayette counties.

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Jack Brammer
Jack Brammer

Jack Brammer, a native of Maysville, has been a news reporter in Kentucky since 1976. He worked two years for The Sentinel-News in Shelbyville and then from 1978 to 2021 in the Lexington Herald-Leader's Frankfort bureau. After retiring in December 2021 from the Herald-Leader, he became a freelance writer for various publications. Brammer has a Master's degree in communications from the University of Kentucky and is a member of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.