With all but two precincts reporting, James had 58 percent of the vote, while Republican Candace Jaworski had 13 percent, and incumbent Independent Deonte Hollowell had just 8 percent; the rest were write-ins.Background here and here. Full results later.
Democrat Ken Herndon had tried a write-in campaign, but there were far fewer write-in votes cast than James received. County election officials will begin counting write-in votes Monday.
According to the election board, there are 14,013 registered votes in the district, which is centered in Old Louisville.
Herndon said around 8 p.m. Tuesday that he had called James to congratulate him on winning. “There was just too much straight party voting. It was too difficult to overcome,” Herndon said.
Paul beats Conway for the Senate seat, Yarmuth wins re-election, Fischer wins for mayor, and it looks like Ben Chandler won a very narrow re-election in KY-6.
Polls are closing in California, since it's about 10pm now: time to see what happens with Prop. 19.
Write-in votes for Herndon counted; James win affirmed (C-J):
Democrat Ken Herndon, who ran a write-in campaign after the party’s executive committee selected David James as its candidate for the office, received 900 write-in votes, said Sue Toole, chief operations officer for County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw.
Based on recorded machine votes, James, a former Louisville police officer and Fraternal Order of Police president, had 3,070 votes, while Republican Candace Jaworski had 657 votes and independent incumbent council member Deonte Hollowell had 398 votes. Herndon had conceded the race to James election night.