We know that not since 1921 has the Republican party controlled that chamber. Certainly it is quite plausible that the house will change hands this November. There is great power in controlling the Ky House, which is why there is so much discussion and speculation of if and when the house will change power.Read More
We know that not since 1921 has the Republican party controlled that chamber. Certainly it is quite plausible that the house will change hands this November. There is great power in controlling the Ky House, which is why there is so much discussion and speculation of if and when the house will change power.
Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover (R-Jamestown) in remarks at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Dinner said, “Monday will be a historic day”. In the Kentucky Legislature. The Kentucky House of Representatives has been a battleground for the Republican and Democratic Parties for years now, and the fight has only intensified since the election of a Republican Governor and three of the five constitutional officers in last years election.
It could be conjectured that Secretary of State Grimes is being partisan while executing her elected duties. Perhaps, she is using state time to be political in the preparing of a filing document. But certainly she is being political by using her public office resources to push for a particular candidate.
In executive orders filed today with the Secretary of State’s office, Gov. Bevin has set March 8th, 2016 as the date of the special election for four districts of the House of Representatives. Representatives from the 8th, 54th, 62nd, and 98th districts have resigned their seats. John Tilley, Mike Harmon, Ryan Quarles, and Tanya Pullin held seats in the House of Representatives but were either appointed to positions in the Bevin Administration, or were elected to higher office.
On a cold Monday morning on January 4, 2016 at 11 o’ clock AM, the Commonwealth of Kentucky swore in her newly elected constitutional officers to a full Capitol Rotunda of elected officials and family members, special guests, and citizens from all over the bluegrass. Every four years the commonwealth witnesses a peaceful transition of power free of conflict and battle, save negative ads on TV during the campaign. Entering into the Capitol building at 10, it was dreary, overcast, and cold. Will conservative values shine bright once again in our Kentucky home? Will these principles see the light of day in the next four years?