G. T. Devegowda of JD(S) has won Chamundeshwari Constituency, in April 2018 election against the then CM Siddaramaiah (Congress) with lead of 36,042 votes. He served as the Minister for Higher Education position in the coalition government lead by HD Kumaraswamy.
G. T Devegowda contested and won the Hunasur Karnataka Legislative Assembly seat in 1998 and again in 2004 from same constituency. He was then appointed as the Co-operative minister and District In-Charge Minister of Mysore in 2007.
In 2013, he won the General Elections for the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from Chamundeshwari Vidhanasabha Constituency. By then, he was also the president of Karnataka Housing Board.