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The Kentucky General Assembly Chooses the 2009-10 Senate Leadership

The 2009 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly gaveled in yesterday for the beginning of the 30-day session. This is the organizational session where leadership is chosen for the next two years. Bills will be filed but very little action is expected this month as they will adjourn Friday the 9th until February 3rd for the remaining 26 days. Senate Leadership saw only one change in the minority party, with Jerry Rhoads (D), Madisonville, replacing Joey Pendleton in the Minority Whip position. Senate Leadership for 2009-2010 is as follows:


David Williams, Senate President


Katie Stine, Senate President Pro-Tem


Dan Kelly, Majority Floor Leader


Dan Seum, Majority Caucus Chair


Carroll Gibson, Majority Whip


Ed Worley, Minority Floor Leader


Johnny Ray Turner, Minority Caucus Chair


Jerry Rhoads, Minority Whip


The House saw a highly contested race in four of the five Majority Leadership spots with three of those incumbents being replaced. Former Majority Floor Leader and Attorney General Greg Stumbo defeated Jody Richards, the longest tenured Speaker in Kentucky history, serving fourteen years in that post. House Leadership is as follows:


Greg Stumbo, Speaker of the House


Larry Clark, Speaker Pro-Tem


Rocky Adkins, Majority Floor Leader


Bob Damron, Majority Caucus Chair


John Will Stacy, Majority Whip


Jeff Hoover, Minority Floor Leader


Bob DeWeese, Minority Caucus Chair


David Floyd, Minority Whip


These changes in leadership will likely bring major changes to committee chairmanship positions as well. We will update you as appointments are made.


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