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Timmy Truett wins special House election to fill vacant 89th district seat

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Published: Nov. 2, 2021 at 8:25 PM EDT
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(WYMT) - Republican Timmy Truett is the apparent winner of the 89th House District Special Election, according to numbers tweeted Tuesday night by Secretary of State Michael Adams.

Truett defeated Democrat Mae Suramek to capture the seat vacated by the resignation of former State Rep. Robert Goforth in August.

”I really care about the youth of the 89th district,” said representative-elect Truett. “I want to work hard for the youth. I want the youth to be proud to live in the 89th district. I want to help economic development. I’m excited to work for all three counties that I represent in the 89th district.”

Rep.-elect Truett told us that thanks to the support his campaign received he will run in the general election to maintain the seat next year.

Mac Brown, Chairman of the Republican Party of Kentucky, released a statement congratulating Truett.

“Congratulations to State Representative-elect Timmy Truett. As a proven leader who helped move schools forward in his community, we know he will work hard in Frankfort to improve education, protect the sanctity of life and gun rights and be a strong voice for his constituents. We’re proud of the campaign Rep.-elect Truett ran, and can’t wait to see all he will accomplish in the General Assembly.”

Republican Party of Kentucky Chairman Mac Brown

Elsewhere in the state, Republican Michael “Sarge” Pollock defeated Democrat Edwin “Eddie” Rogers and independent Timothy Shafer in the Special Election for the 51st District House seat vacated by the death of longtime Rep. John “Bam” Carney, and Republican Dr. Don Douglas defeated Democrat Helen Bukulmez and independent Sindicat Dunn in the Special Election for the 22nd District Senate seat vacated by the death of Sen. Tom Buford.

The numbers are considered unofficial until certified by the State Board of Elections.

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