Cassie Chambers Armstrong, a Democrat currently serving on the Louisville Metro Council, has won the special election to replace Morgan McGarvey in the Kentucky Senate.
With over 10,000 votes cast, Armstrong garnered over 75% of the vote to represent Senate District 19. The district (map) stretches from the airport on the west and roughly Eastern Parkway on the north, to Breckinridge Lane on the east and down through a dogleg to the Snyder Freeway. The district has over 100,000 registered voters.
Chambers released this statement:
"I’m honored that the voters have entrusted me to go to the state Senate to stand up for our values and work to solve the problems facing our Commonwealth. Tonight is just the beginning. Every day we see headlines about the majority in the General Assembly attacking LGBTQ youth, continuing to starve our public schools and the children that rely on them, and writing laws that put women’s lives at risk. There is an urgent need for change in Frankfort, and I’m grateful that the voters of the 19th Senate District have given me the chance to fight for them.”
The Kentucky Democratic Party released this statement from chair Colmon Elridge about Armstrong’s win:
“Cassie has stood with working families her entire career, and on Tuesday they stood with her to make sure they keep a state senator who delivers for our families, fights for public education, and an economy that works for every Kentuckian. Senator-elect Cassie Chambers Armstrong is ready to go to Frankfort and fight for Kentucky families who need a champion in their corner and stand against the extreme policies of the Senate Majority that are hurting Kentucky’s middle class, women, and girls. With Morgan McGarvey now in Congress, District 19 deserves another leader and fighter in Frankfort. With a lifetime of advocacy for women and working families, Cassie will make an excellent legislator and we are thrilled to see her victory.”