WASHINGTON — The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is adding Keturah Herron to its list of Spotlight candidates ahead of a Kentucky House special election this month. If elected, Herron would become the first openly-LGBTQ person elected to serve in the Kentucky House. Democrats understand that state legislatures must reflect the communities they serve, and as Republicans mobilize to attack LGBTQ rights in legislatures across the country, Herron will act as a critical voice on those issues and so many more in the Bluegrass State.
“Keturah Herron is a tireless advocate who has proven time and time again that she understands the needs of her community and will fight for progress in Frankfort,” said Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Jessica Post. “Simply put, Keturah’s candidacy is historic. She is committed to fighting for workers’ rights, criminal justice reforms, and Kentuckians’ freedom to vote. The DLCC is proud to spotlight her candidacy and is excited to be a part of laying the groundwork for building Democratic power from the ground up.”
Native Kentuckian Keturah Herron has over 15 years of experience fighting for juvenile justice and advocating for youth. As a policy analyst for the ACLU of Kentucky, Keturah was instrumental in passing Breonna’s Law in Louisville and fighting for greater police accountability statewide. If elected, Keturah will bring a vital perspective to the Kentucky House Democratic caucus.