Jefferson County voters picked a new loved ones court docket choose, ousting a choose appointed by Gov. Andy Beshear before this calendar year, in accordance to votes tallied Tuesday night.
Lori Goodwin, 39, received more than 130,000 votes, or about 50 percent the votes counted. Her opponents, Daren C. Neel and Ellie Kerstetter, garnered about 20% and 26% of the vote, respectively.
Goodwin is a longtime Legal Aid Modern society attorney in the nonprofit’s spouse and children law division, and she serves on Jefferson County’s Fatality Evaluation Committee, which evaluations domestic-linked homicides. She unsuccessfully ran for a household courtroom seat in 2018.
Her priorities will be courtroom timeliness and scheduling to get via rapid instances right before extra complex ones.
“Sometimes men and women are virtually ready hours to have their conditions read. These are people today who have to consider off perform and are by now battling,” Goodwin informed WFPL Information last thirty day period.
Incumbent Kerstetter took above the family members court seat for the 30th District and 3rd Division in January. Beshear selected her to fill a small-phrase emptiness right after her predecessor retired. She is fluent in Spanish and the 1st Latina judge in Kentucky.