For the first time in 20 years, Kentucky is seeing a black woman lead in the state legislature. Attica Scott won the Democratic primary for Kentucky's 41st House District, defeating Tom Riner who served in the state House since 1992

"During the campaign it was really about highlighting that we needed a new voice and a fresh face in Frankfurt. We had this 34-year incumbent who was anti-LGBT and anti-women's rights. He was a Democrat in name only and refused to caucus with the Democrats since the 1990s, so it was really about highlighting and exposing his record and lifting up my social justice agenda," Scott told NBCBLK

Her win comes with much optimism.

At this time, Scott is running unopposed on the Republican side for the general election scheduled to take place on November 8th