KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri State Rep. Lauren Arthur (D-Clay County) won the race to fill the 17th District State Senate seat for the Northland.
Arthur beat State Rep. Kevin Corlew (R-Clay County) with 59.61 percent of the vote. Corlew took 40.28 percent of the vote.
RIGHT NOW: Lauren Arthur celebrating her Missouri state senate race. With 100% reporting, she beat Kevin Corlew carrying 59% of th vote to his 40% today. pic.twitter.com/7IM9ZWLEIB
— Dia Wall (@DiaWall) June 6, 2018
Final voter turnout for the special election was 20 percent.
Arthur's victory comes in a district that voted overwhelmingly Republican in the last election just two years ago.
In 2016, Ryan Silvey, a Republican, won the seat with 61 percent of the vote. Silvey left after being appointed to the Missouri Public Service Commission by former Gov. Eric Greitens.