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Kentucky elects first Indian-American Nima Kulkarni as state representative

Democrat Nima Kulkarni will represent District 40 in Frankfort.
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Nima Kulkarni

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Kentucky has elected its first Indian-American as state representative.

Democrat Nima Kulkarni will represent District 40 in Frankfort.

She defeated longtime lawmaker Dennis Horlander in the May primary which few people saw coming.

Kulkarni is an attorney and community activist who says she wants to protect public education and fight for better healthcare.