Every state lawmaker who represents Christian County in the Kentucky General Assembly now has an opponent in this year’s election.
Filing his papers to run for the District 3 State Senate seat was Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Whitney Westerfield of Colonial Terrace, Hopkinsville. Westerfield is running as a republican and will face incumbent State Senator Joey Pendleton in the November general election.
Westerfield maintains a private law practice in Hopkinsville in addition to his duties as a prosecutor. He is a 1999 graduate of Christian County High School, a 2003 graduate of the University of Kentucky and completed law school at Southern Illinois University.
Senator Pendleton has served Christian County in the upper chamber since 1993 and has said this will be his final run for re-election. Neither candidate has an opponent in the May primary.