Jimmy Higdon will be Dan Kelly's successor in the State Senate.
Higdon carried four of five counties to defeat Democratic challenger Jodie Haydon 11,327 to 8,881 in the 14th District Senate race.
Haydon won his home county of Nelson by just fewer than 1,000 votes, but Higdon carried Taylor, Marion, Mercer and Washington counties.
In Taylor, Higdon earned 2,612 votes to Haydon's 1,396 for a 23 percent voter turnout. Turnout was 24 percent across the 14th Senate.