HEARTLAND VOTES: Results for primary election in Ky.

Polls are open until 6 p.m. for the primary election in Kentucky.
Published: May. 16, 2023 at 8:38 AM CDT|Updated: May. 17, 2023 at 4:51 AM CDT
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KENTUCKY (KFVS) - Unofficial results from Kentucky’s Primary Election on Tuesday, May 16 are in.

One of the biggest races on the ballot was the race for governor.

Governor Andy Beshear, running for reelection, defeated two Democrat challengers: Peppy Martin and Geoffrey M. “Geoff” Young.

There were 12 candidates vying for the Republican nomination for governor:

  • Eric Deters
  • Bob DeVore
  • Mike Harmon
  • Alan Keck
  • Dennis Ray Ormerod
  • Ryan Quarles
  • Johnny Ray Rice
  • Robbie C. Smith
  • Daniel Cameron
  • Jacob Clark
  • David O. Cooper
  • Kelly Craft

Republican voters have chosen Daniel Cameron, Kentucky’s Attorney General, to face Gov. Beshear in November’s general election.

Other state races included secretary of state, auditor, treasurer and commissioner of agriculture.

Republicans voted for secretary of state, auditor and treasurer.

Incumbent Secretary of State Michael Adams won the Republican candidacy. He defeated two other candidates: Stephen L. Knipper and Allen Maricle.

Allison Ball defeated Derek Petteys for Auditor of Public Accounts.

Mark H. Metcalf defeated O. C. “OJ” Oleka and Andrew Cooperrider for State Treasurer .

Both Democrats and Republicans chose who will appear on the ballot in November in the race for Commissioner of Agriculture.

Voters will choose either Democrat Sierra J. Enlow or Republican Jonathan Shell in November’s general election.

You can check the unofficial results here.

General Election Day is set for Tuesday, November 7.

The last day to register for the general election is October 10.