PDT Staff Writer
Kentucky held its primary election Tuesday, which drew 14 percent of the state’s eligible voters.
Voters in Greenup and Boyd counties re-elected Democrat Tanya Pullin to another term as 98th District state representative.
Pullin received 74.02 percent of the vote, while her opponent, Tyler Murphy, received 25.98 percent.
“I really appreciate the trust the people of the are have put in me to represent them again. I’m greatful to get to do that,” Pullin said.
She said her top priority as state representative is going to be jobs.
Pullin has been a state representative since 2001. Murphy is a school teacher.
There is no Republican opposition for this race.
The 98th district covers all of Greenup County and parts of Boyd County.
Pullin could not be comment.
Republican Thomas Massie will face William R. “Bill” Adkins, Democrat, in the November General Election for the 4th Congressional District seat.
In Tuesday’s Primary, Massie received 44.85 percent of the vote to Adkins’ 68.62 percent.
The 4th Congressional District is comprised of Greenup, Lewis, Bath, Boone, Boyd, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Henry, Kenton, Mason, Nicholas, Oldham, Owen, Pendleton, Robertson, Scott and Trimble counties.
Voters selected Mitt Romney as their Republican nominee for president, with 66.77 percent of the vote. Voters selected Barack Obama as their Democratic nominee for president, with 57.85 percent of the vote.
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