Lori Goodwin Wins Jefferson County Spouse and children Court Choose Seat

Enika Vania

Jefferson County voters picked a new relatives court docket decide, ousting a judge appointed by Gov. Andy Beshear earlier this calendar year, according to votes tallied Tuesday night.

Lori Goodwin, 39, received extra than 130,000 votes, or about fifty percent the votes counted. Her opponents, Daren C. Neel and Ellie Kerstetter, garnered about 20{5565a835e8436fceab45047feb07d9b08a17131f67bfa451fc3dea7831c5a73d} and 26{5565a835e8436fceab45047feb07d9b08a17131f67bfa451fc3dea7831c5a73d} of the vote, respectively.

Goodwin is a longtime Lawful Support Modern society attorney in the nonprofit’s relatives law division, and she serves on Jefferson County’s Fatality Assessment Committee, which reviews domestic-linked homicides. She unsuccessfully ran for a relatives courtroom seat in 2018. 

Her priorities will be courtroom timeliness and scheduling to get as a result of quick circumstances in advance of extra complex types.

“Sometimes people today are pretty much waiting around hrs to have their instances listened to. These are folks who have to consider off function and are by now having difficulties,” Goodwin explained to WFPL News past month.

Incumbent Kerstetter took above the loved ones court seat for the 30th District and 3rd Division in January. Beshear chosen her to fill a quick-expression vacancy soon after her predecessor retired. She is fluent in Spanish and the 1st Latina decide in Kentucky.


Amina Elahi

Amina Elahi is WFPL’s Town Reporter.

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