Voters in the 13th Senate District in Lexington will go to the polls today in a special election to fill the post vacated when Kathy Stein was appointed to a judgeship last summer.
We recommend Richard Moloney, a longtime Democrat running in this race as an Independent.
He has extensive experience in government, both state and local. He represented a city council district for 14 years that is largely included in this Senate district, most recently served as chief administrative officer and later as environmental quality and public works commissioner in the administration of Mayor Jim Gray, and before that as commissioner of housing in Gov. Steve Beshear's administration.
Moloney has been endorsed by people who served with him on the council and who are familiar with his work in the Gray administration.
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Moloney's skills at the often-tedious details of making government actually work for people would be a strong asset in a Republican-led Senate.
Polls open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.