Republican Stan Humphries enjoyed a 20-point victory over Democrat Carroll Hubbard for the Kentucky first district senate seat. Humphries got 59.3 percent of the vote, and Hubbard got 40.7 percent. Voters chose Humphries over Hubbard in six of the seven counties in the first district. The Cadiz Republican won by the biggest margins in his home county of Trigg, and Calloway County. Humphries says he’ll continue the work done by former first district state Senator Ken Winters.
“We want to continue our support with education there. Obviously agriculture is huge in western Kentucky. We have infrastructure needs that are second to none in Kentucky," said Humphries.
Humphries says veterans and western Kentucky's military base, Fort Campbell, will also be top priorities.
Hubbard congratulates Humphries on a strong campaign. He says this is the end of his bids for office.
“I’ll just wind up my law practice and my wife and I will enjoy retirement, both of us, a retired teacher and a retired attorney," said Hubbard.
Hubbard plans to close his law practice at the end of December.