By Jack Brammer
FRANKFORT – Democratic officials in the state’s 21st Senate District have nominated Amie Hacker of London to be their candidate for the open legislative seat.
Roy Sizemore, chairman of the Laurel County Democratic Party, said party officials from the district selected Hacker at a meeting Tuesday night.
Hacker, 34, said this is her first bid for public office. She owns a mobile home lot and rents trailer parks in Laurel County.
Republican officials in the district last week selected former Sen. Albert Robinson of London to be their nominee.
Hacker and Robinson, 73, will face each other in the Nov. 6 general election.
The winner will replace Sen. Tom Jensen, R-London, who withdrew from the race Aug. 10 to run for an open circuit court judgeship.
Since Jensen was running unopposed, his decision not to seek re-election created a vacancy on the ballot.
Both parties were allowed to nominate replacements on the November ballot.
The 21st Senate district includes Laurel, Estill, Jackson, Menifee and Powell counties.