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A special board overseeing an election challenge in the state House of Representatives has voted to conduct a recount of a contested seat in western Kentucky.

Initial results from the November election showed Democrat Jim Glenn winning the seat for House District 13, defeating incumbent GOP Rep. DJ Johnson by just one vote.

The district is located in Daviess County and includes parts of Owensboro.

Ryland Barton

As this year’s legislative session gets under way, one seat in Kentucky’s 100-member House of Representatives is still in question.

Former Republican Rep. DJ Johnson lost re-election to represent House District 13 by one vote in November to Jim Glenn, a Democrat who previously held the seat between 2007 and 2016.

But Johnson has requested a recount of the election, a process whereby the Republican-controlled House of Representatives will ultimately determine the outcome.


The Kentucky Secretary of State is ordering a recanvass of all votes cast last week in a state House race in Owensboro.

The Democratic challenger defeated the Republican incumbent by a single vote.

The Daviess County Clerks Office has been told to conduct a recanvass of all precincts in Kentucky House District 13, which covers most of Owensboro. The recanvass was requested by first-term Republican Representative D.J. Johnson.