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Lexington candidate makes history with primary election result

Emma Curtis could be a history-maker in the fall, as well.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — The 2024 Kentucky primary election wasn’t Emma Curtis’ first time throwing her hat into the political ring.

But this go around, she was met with outpouring support by voters in Lexington’s 4th district. 

Curtis finished second behind Brenda Monarrez, who is running for reelection and is the first person of Latin-American descent to serve on the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council. Being a nonpartisan race, the top two primary finishers will face off again in November to serve on the 15-seat council. 

This victory is special, as Curtis will become the first transgender candidate to succeed in a primary and have their name appear on a general election ballot. 

“We proved that we are in it to win it,” Curtis said. 

Curtis grew up in the district she hopes to represent and said since she was young, she never saw people like her represented in local politics. 

“I hope that this primary result can prove to the kids today who are feeling the same way that I felt when I was a kid that they do belong and that their voice does matter, and if they have ideas, they should bring them to the table because this is their government, too,” Curtis said.

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