This Special Election Could Change the Future of Kentucky

A special election in northeastern Kentucky could impact countless working families throughout the state

Kentucky's House District 98

Kentucky’s House District 98

On March 8, Kentucky is holding a special election for the state’s House District 98, located in the northeastern part of the state.

Lew Nicholls (right), seen here with Kroger shop steward DJ Rhymer, is running for office in Kentucky House District 98 and strongly opposes "right to work" legislation.

Lew Nicholls (right), seen here with Kroger shop steward DJ Rhymer, is running for office in Kentucky House District 98 and strongly opposes “right to work” legislation.

The district includes Ashland and Russell, home to two Kroger stores where several hundred of our members live and work. The results of the election could have a major impact on our members and all hardworking families in Kentucky.

With a Republican governor in office, if the GOP is able to take control of the House, the state could be at risk of passing “right to work” legislation that could devastate our members and all hardworking families in Kentucky.

That’s why we’re calling on our members to support former judge and democratic candidate, Lew Nicholls, who is running for the seat against Republican candidate Tony Quillen.  Nicholls is an outspoken opponent of so-called “right to work” legislation, the anti-worker bill backed by the infamous Koch brothers.

The seat was previously held by Representative Tonya Pullin, who resigned after accepting a position as administrative law judge in December.  The vacancy has thrust the district into the forefront of a battle between parties for control of the state legislature.

While Republican candidate Tony Quillen has claimed he opposes “right to work,” there is a strong risk that his party could push through the bill even without his support.

Get Registered. Make A Plan. Vote On March 8.

We encourage all of our members in northeastern Kentucky to vote in this critical election.

Find your polling place from the Kentucky State Board of Elections and make a plan to vote on Tuesday, March 8.

Not registered to vote? You can learn how to register on the Kentucky State Board of Elections website.