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Republican Alecia Webb-Edgington is seeking to trade her seat as state representative in the 63rd District for the District 4 congressional seat being vacated by a 4-term incumbent.
Webb-Edgington, 46, has been in Frankfort since 2007, serving a district that covers part of Kenton County.
“I am running to be an effective representative for the fourth district and the conservative movement,” she said. “We have been fortunate in the fourth district to have been served by Geoff Davis and Jim Bunning before him.
“I am proud to have their endorsements, and will seek to follow their example for principled leadership and effective constituent services.”
Webb-Edgington, who earned a bachelor's degree from Western Kentucky University in sociology and criminology, and a master's degree from Eastern Kentucky University in criminal justice, was a trooper for the Kentucky State Police as a state trooper, where she was the chief information officer.
She also worked for the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, where she became its first female executive director.
She is also former chairperson of District 4’s Republican Party, a member of the Kenton County Republican Women’s Club, Welcome House and Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Club.
She and her husband, Ted, have a daughter, Jill Edgington.