McGarvey "honored" to have support of 19th District and take over from Shaughnessy

05/22/2012 09:47 PM

Morgan McGarvey celebrated his win with fellow Democrats Crit Luallen, Attorney General Jack Conway, Congressman Ben Chandler and many more at a Bardstown road restaurant.

McGarvey, 33, won the 19th state Senate District Tuesday night to take over for state Sen. Tim Shuaghnessey, who didn’t run for a seventh term. No Republican filed in the district.

McGarvey, a lawyer who formerly worked in Attorney General Jack Conway’s office, carried the 19th District with 5,030 votes. His closest competitor environmental engineer Sarah Lynn Cunningham finished with 4,261 votes.

“Sarah Lynn Cunningham, Amy Shoemaker, Gary Demling all ran great campaigns. I did not know what the outcome would be tonight. I’m thrilled it went in my favor, but again those three are all excellent public servants I look forward to talking to them all about the issues,” McGarvey said.

Former Auditor Crit Luallen called McGarvey’s win, “a wonderful victory not just for Morgan McGarvey but for Kentucky.”

Luallen went on to say that McGarvey is the type of person who can make a difference in Frankfort. “Morgan’s the kind of candidate and now Senator-elect who really can reach across party lines, form some relationships with people and try to move forward.”


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