Watkins Wins KY House District 3 seat
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY- After 6 years on the Paducah City Commission, Gerald Watkins is preparing to head to Frankfort.
The Democrat learned of his victory shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday. Watkins will now serve as the Kentucky House District 3 Representative. After 2 terms, Republican Brent Housman announced last year he would not seek re-election.
Watkins ended up with 58% of the vote, with 9,349. Republican newcomer Jason Crockett won 6,704 votes.
Watkins tells Local 6 he is not leaving Paducah, rather heading to Frankfort to help McCracken County. He says he will focus on bringing new industry and a 4 year university to the county.