Somerset mayor Eddie Girdler loses bid for re-election

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SOMERSET, Ky. (WKYT) - Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler has lost his bid for re-election.

Girdler lost to Alan Keck by more than 400 votes.

The incumbent was known to be controversial at times. A city councilman once tried to impeach him in 2007, and Girdler also had an ongoing dispute with the state auditor's office a few years ago.

Recently, Girdler was cited with leaving the scene of an accident in 2018. He would defend his actions after the city attorney released video showing the collision. The teen involved was airlifted to the hospital, but Girdler questioned the severity of injuries.

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