LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) – The special election to fill the State Representative seat for District 49 will be held on February 20, according to the Kentucky Secretary of State's office.

The seat became vacant after Kentucky lawmaker Dan Johnson took his life in Mount Washington on Dec. 13.

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His death came one day after Johnson held a news conference saying he would not step down in light of a report by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting. The report claimed Johnson molested a woman when she was a teenager.

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