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A recap of contests closer to home shows Lexington sticking with current trends

Josh James

Tuesday’s election focused primarily on statewide races, but a handful of local races were also decided in Fayette County.

Fayette County voters overwhelming chose to keep Democrat and former city council member Susan Lamb in the county clerk seat, fending off a challenge from Republican Dawne Perkins.

Before Tuesday night, Lamb said she’s hoping her experience being in the post since January will help her navigate what could be a challenging 2024.

"I'm really anxious to have these two elections under my belt, so that, of course next year the presidential election... who knows? That's kind of scary," Lamb told WUKY.

Meanwhile, the race for the Division 1 seat on the Fayette County School Board was much closer, 51-49, in favor of sitting board member Marilyn Clark.

While the school board contests are nonpartisan, the language used by both candidates offered hints of their priorities, with Clark saying she believes in an equitable school system and promised to lead with compassion and stay community-focused. Her opponent, Janet Greene, highlighted the importance of protecting children, a get-back-to-the-basics approach, and parental inclusion.

Finally, first-time Democratic candidate Adrielle Camuel, won the 93rd District House seat formerly held by the late Rep. Lamin Swann. Camuel won 58-42 in the heavily Democratic district.

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and program director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.