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Beshear Sets Special Election For State Senate Seat

Some northeastern Kentucky voters will not have a state senator for the majority of the 2015 legislative session.  State Sen. Walter Blevins resigned from his seat on Sunday to become judge executive of Rowan County. On Monday, Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear ordered a special election on March 3 to replace him. State law requires at least a 56-day notice before a special election.

The winner will take office immediately after the results are certified. The 2015 legislative session begins Tuesday and concludes March 24. Lawmakers are scheduled to meet six days after March 3.

Blevins, a Democrat, represented the 27th District. The district includes parts of Bourbon, Fleming, Harrison, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas, Robertson and Rowan counties.