UPDATE: Candidates certified for special election for House seat

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky Secretary of State Alice Lundergan Grimes Tuesday certified the candidates for a special election to fill a House of Representatives seat left vacant by the suicide of Rep. Dan Johnson.

Johnson’s widow, Rebecca Johnson, is the Republican candidate who will face Democrat Linda Belcher.  The special election will be Tuesday, February 20, 2018, for the 49th House District, which is in Bullitt County.

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The special election will be for the rest of Johnson’s term, which ends at the end of 2018.

The deadline for write-in candidates is 4:00 p.m. EST on Friday, February 9,, 2018.

The deadline to register to vote before the special election is Monday, January 22, 2018.