Linda Belcher was sworn in Tuesday as the state representative for House District 49 to fill the unexpired term of Dan Johnson, who died last fall.
Belcher defeated Johnson’s wife Rebecca Johnson to re-take the office she had held for several terms before Dan Johnson ousted her in 2016.
Both Belcher and Rebecca Johnson are running for a full term this year. Belcher faces no primary opposition; Johnson faces Shepherdsville Republican Thomas Huff in the May 22 primary.
Belcher was sworn into office by Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton.