Primary wrap-up: Minter, Lawson to face each other for 20th DIstrict seat

History professor and Kentucky State Representative candidate Patti Minter will host an event at the Sinkhole Sanctuary March 23. Minter will be talking about her plans for the future of District 20 which includes WKU and helping with voters registration.

Nicole Ziege

All 100 seats in the Kentucky House of Representatives are up for election in 2018, and 19 seats are up for election in the Senate. After Tuesday’s primary elections, the race has become much more narrow, preparing for elections in November.

Eight candidates — five Democrat and three Republican — ran for the Kentucky’s 20th District seat in the state House of Representatives after Rep. Jody Richards announced he was going to retire. The 20th District includes the city of Bowling Green and WKU.

WKU history professor Patti Minter won the Democratic primary, defeating former WKU administrator Rick DuBose, Bowling Green City Commissioner Brian “Slim” Nash, attorney Ashlea Porter and former Bowling Green mayor Eldon Renaud.

Bowling Green native Ben Lawson won the Republican primary over Todd Alcott and WKU alumnus Troy Brooks.

Minter and Lawson will face each other in the Nov. 6 general election.

For Kentucky’s 19th District House seat, three Democratic candidates and two Republican candidates ran. Incumbent Republican Michael Meredith will face Democrat William Fishback in November.

In the 17th District race, Republican Steve Sheldon will face Democrat Malcolm Cherry, who ran unopposed.

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