Lt. Gov.-elect Jenean Hampton is the first black person to be elected to statewide office in Kentucky, The Washington Post reports. Hampton, a Black republican, identifies with the tea party movement.
"The RLGA is particularly proud to have supported Jenean Hampton, a candidate whose passion and dedication to public service surfaced long before she ran for elected office. An Air Force veteran, businesswoman, and active civic leader, her character and experience speak for themselves. Kentucky made the right choice today,” RSLC President Matt Walter said in a statement on behalf of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association.