State Representative Vic Miller, a Topeka Democrat, will fill the Kansas Senate seat previously held by Governor-elect Laura Kelly.
Miller was elected by Democratic precinct committee members at a meeting on Thursday night at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.
80 committee members cast votes. Miller faced three other candidates vying for the seat.
Miller was previously a Shawnee county commissioners, Topeka city councilman, and a Topeka municipal court judge.
Kelly, a Topeka Democrat, represented the 18th senate district until she resigned in November after being elected Governor.
The district includes parts of Shawnee, Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee counties.
Democrat committee members in Miller’s house district will now have to meet to pick his replacement.
Miller’s nomination now heads to Governor Jeff Colyer, who will officially appointment him to the seat.
Committee members are elected every two years during the August primary.