FOREST HILLS, Ky. – Chris Harris won the democratic nomination for the 93rd District State Representative seat he currently holds in Tuesday’s Primary Election held in Kentucky. The local attorney, a democrat, defeated challenger Douglas Sayers.
Harris won by a total of 1,128 votes garnering 3,063 total votes. Sayers had a total of 1,935 votes. The 93rd District seat takes in Pike County and part of Martin County. Harris won all of the precincts in Martin County and 16 out of 29 precincts in Pike County.
Harris won some of the bigger precincts in Pike County like Bevins Grade School and the Old Pond precinct.
“I want to sincerely thank everyone across the 93rd District who supported me with their prayers and votes. We’ve been through a few of these now and it’s still a pretty humbling experience. It’s been my honor to serve Pike and Martin Counties as State Representative and I appreciate the faith and trust that they have placed in me,” Harris stated.
“This election was really similar to several in the recent past. My opponent was recruited and funded by the same special interest money and political insiders that have controlled Pike County politics for years. They waged another false, dishonest, negative campaign of lies and distorted truths. But, again, the people of the 93rd saw through it and delivered a solid 1,128 vote win for us yesterday,” Harris added.
“I’d like for the people of the 93rd to know that as their State Representative, I’ll keep fighting for them – ALL of them … fighting to attract new investment and new jobs … standing up on the side of consumers against the big insurance and utility companies, working to hold the line on spending and making government more accountable and transparent. And if I have to step on an occasional toe or upset the apple cart along the way, so be it. As long they are with me, I’ll be a strong, honest voice for the 43,000 people of the 93rd District. I will never stop trying to make our communities better for those of us who call Eastern Kentucky home,” said Harris.
“My family and I want to again thank everyone for the prayers of support and for their votes yesterday. Many contributed in different ways to this victory and I ask for their continued support in November,” Harris concluded.
Harris will face Norma Kirk McCormick in the November 8 General Election.
In the State Senate race for the 31st District, incumbent Ray Jones defeated challenger Glen Martin Hammond 9,546 to 3,870 votes. This district takes in parts of five counties in eastern Kentucky.
Both men are attorneys in Pikeville, Ky.
(Kyle Lovern is the Managing Editor for the Civitas Media Mountain District including the Williamson Daily News and Logan Banner. He can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277 or on Twitter @KyleLovern.)