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Republican Michael Adams elected as secretary of state

The former attorney and former elections board member is Kentucky's next attorney general.
Credit: AP
FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019 file photo, Kentucky republican candidate for Secretary of State Mike Adams addresses the audience gathered at the Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky. Former Miss America Heather French Henry is highlighting her leadership experience and ties to both Democrats and Republicans in a run for Kentucky’s Secretary of State. Her Republican opponent Adams is playing up his ties to national GOP figures and his service on the state’s Board of Elections. University of Kentucky associate professor of politics Stephen Voss says both are playing to their strengths as they seek votes during the Nov. 5 general election. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Republican attorney and former elections board member Michael Adams elected as Kentucky’s next secretary of state.

Adams defeated Heather French Henry, a former Miss America who served as commissioner and deputy commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veteran Affairs during Steve Beshear and Matt Bevin’s tenures.

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