UPDATED: Reddi wins Senate seat to replace Hawk


(Updated to include comments from Reddi and Senate minority leader)

Democratic Party leaders elected former U.S. Senate candidate and Manhattan City Commissioner Usha Reddi to the state Senate on Thursday night.

Reddi defeated Riley County Democratic Party Chair Katie Allen 23-19 to serve out the term of outgoing state Sen. Tom Hawk. His term ends in 2025.

"It’s been a very exciting night. I’m thrilled to represent Senate District 22,” Reddi said in a statement.

“Sen. Tom Hawk is an outstanding leader and I’m sure I’ll be reaching . . .


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