FRANKFORT –Gov. Steve Beshear has set a special election for Feb. 12 to fill the unexpired state House term of Republican Sara Beth Gregory, who won a special election last month for a state Senate seat.
Party officials in the House’s 52nd District in south-central Kentucky will choose nominees for next month’s special election. The district includes Wayne and McCreary counties and a part of Pulaski County.
Gregory, 30, of Monticello, had joined the House in 2011. Her House term runs through the end of this year. She won a special election last month to fill the 16th Senate District seat left vacant by the resignation of David Williams.
Williams, who was president of the state Senate, resigned to accept a circuit judge appointment by Beshear.
The 16th Senate District includes Clinton, Cumberland, McCreary, Monroe, Wayne and Whitley counties.