Thursday, January 8, 2015

Stumbo re-elected Kentucky House Speaker


FRANKFORT, Kentucky (AP) - Rep. Greg Stumbo of Prestonsburg was re-elected to a fourth term as Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives.

Stumbo was the only person nominated and was elected by acclimation. The former state attorney general ousted former Speaker Jody Richards of Bowling Green in 2009 and has held the office ever since.

Richards, who has run for governor twice, was elected Speaker Pro Tem. He replaces Rep. Larry Clark of Louisville, who stepped down after holding the post for 21 years.

After hinting he may run for governor this year, Stumbo told reporters on Tuesday he had no plans to run.

House lawmakers had little work to do on Wednesday while they wait for the Democratic leaders to make committee assignments.


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