A rookie Democrat will represent Woodford, Franklin, and Fayette counties in Frankfort.
The election of attorney James Kay also maintains his party’s majority in Kentucky’s lower house.
Kay defeated Republican Lyen Crews and Independent John Mark Hack. The Kay, 30, believes his youth was an advantage.
“The first thing that I can say is youth is an advantage. You know, I haven’t been jaded by the political process. You know I have experience working together in the community and helping people and trying to make a difference,” Kay said.