Special election preview: Kentucky State Senate District 19

The special general election for Kentucky State Senate District 19 is on Feb. 21, 2023. Cassie Chambers Armstrong (D) and Misty Glin (R) are competing in the special election. The filing deadline to run passed on Jan. 3.

The special election was called after Senate Minority Leader Morgan McGarvey (D) left office to represent Kentucky’s 3rd Congressional District on Jan. 3, 2023. McGarvey served in the state Senate from 2012 to 2023. 

As of February 2023, 23 state legislative special elections have been scheduled for 2023 in 11 states. Between 2011 and 2021, an average of 74 special elections took place each year. Kentucky has held 27 state legislative special elections from 2010 to 2022. 

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