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Rematch Set for Kentucky House Seat Representing Owensboro


One of the races on the ballot this year will feature a rematch for a seat in the Kentucky legislature that represents part of Daviess County.

DJ Johnson is challenging incumbent State Representative Jim Glenn in the 13th District House race.

The 13th District election in 2018 was one for the record books.  Democrat Jim Glenn held the seat for a decade before being defeated by Republican DJ Johnson in 2016.  Two years later, Glenn won the seat back by only one vote.  When a recanvass didn’t change the outcome, Johnson requested a recount, which ended in a tie.  That left a special committee of House lawmakers to decide the winner of the race. 

Johnson later withdrew from the contest and was later appointed as former Governor Matt Bevin’s legislative liaison.  Johnson said at the time he planned to run for the office again in 2020. 

The 13th District seat covers much of Owensboro. 

According to the Secretary of State’s office, Glenn and Johnson are the only two candidates to file to run for the seat.

All 100 seats in the state House are up to election this year.

Lisa is a Scottsville native and WKU alum. She has worked in radio as a news reporter and anchor for 18 years. Prior to joining WKU Public Radio, she most recently worked at WHAS in Louisville and WLAC in Nashville. She has received numerous awards from the Associated Press, including Best Reporter in Kentucky. Many of her stories have been heard on NPR.
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