Candidates Chosen for Vacant Senate Seat

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The race to fill a vacant state Senate seat is set.

The Republican Party of Kentucky (RPK) and the Kentucky Democratic Party (KDP) have chosen their candidates to face off in the special election for the 38th Senate District.

The district was left open after Sen. Dan Seum, R-Fairdale, resigned his seat earlier this month.

RPK has chosen Mike Nemes to run on the Republican side. Nemes has state government experience, serving as a state representative from 2011-2013 and serving as Deputy Secretary under the Matt Bevin Administration in both the Kentucky Labor Cabinet and Workforce and Development Cabinet.

KDP has chosen Andrew Bailey to run on the Democrat side. Bailey is a teacher at Fairdale High School in Louisville and ran for the seat against Seum in 2018.

The 38th Senate District covers Bullitt County and part of Jefferson County.

The special election will be held on Tuesday, January 14.