In the 2022 General Elections, Republican James R. Knight Jr. defeated Alethea West, 5,018 to 3,233, for Mayor of Hopkinsville, according to preliminary election results.

This was Knight’s second time running for mayor. Additionally, two years ago, he ran in a special election but lost to Wendell Lynch, who is now serving out Carter Hendricks’ unexpired term. Lynch decided against running this year.

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