FRANKFORT, Ky. – Because of a quirk in redistricting, Daniel Mongiardi holds two seats in the state Senate. And he says he might just try to keep them both.
The state senator had two years left on his term from one district when he ran for a second seat Tuesday from a different district. He won.
Whether he could legally cast two votes was not immediately clear.
Mongiardo, 42, said Thursday he would not be rushed into deciding whether to resign his old seat.
The Democrat was first elected in 2000 and clashed frequently with Senate President David Williams, a Republican. When the districts were redrawn this year, Mongiardo's District 17 was shifted to the north, and he ended up in District 30.
Mongiardo was free to finish his four-year term, but he could not run for re-election from District 17 without moving. So he ran for and won the new District 30 seat.
"It's a unique situation that was created by David Williams, a negative situation created for northern Kentucky and myself,'' Mongiardo said.
Even if he could vote twice, the Republicans would still control the Senate.