LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Democrat Kathy Stein has won election to the Kentucky Senate.
The Lexington attorney who has served in the House since 1997 won a lopsided victory over Republican Chuck Ellinger in one of 40 contested legislative races.
Four Democratic incumbents also were re-elected to the Senate on Tuesday, including Denise Harper Angel and Tim Shaughnessy of Louisville, Walter Blevins of Sandy Hook and Joey Pendleton of Hopkinsville.
Democratic state Rep. Ron Crimm of Louisville also held on to his House seat. Vote counting remained under way in other legislative races across the state.
Republicans currently control the Senate 22-14-1, and Democrats lead the House 62-36. Of the contested legislative races, 11 are for Senate seats and 29 are for House seats. Many incumbents drew no opposition.
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