House Republicans select chairs for committees

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - The House Republican Caucus has announced their members who will serve as chairs of the House standing committees for the next two years.


Agriculture: 
Rep. Richard Heath, Mayfield


Appropriations & Revenue: 
Steven Rudy, Paducah


Banking & Insurance: 
Bart Rowland, Tompkinsville


Economic Development & Workforce Investment: 
Russell Webber, Shepherdsville


Education: 
Regina Huff, Williamsburg


Elections, Constitutional Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs: 
Kevin Bratcher, Louisville


Heath & Family Services: 
Kim Moser, Taylor Mill


Judiciary: 
Jason Petrie, Elkton


Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations: 
Adam Koenig, Erlanger


Local Government: 
Michael Lee Meredith, Brownsville


Natural Resources & Energy: 
Jim Gooch, Providence


Small Business & Information Technology: 
Diane St. Onge, Lakeside Park


State Government: 
Jerry T. Miller, Louisville


Tourism & Outdoor Recreation: 
Tommy Turner, Somerset


Transportation: 
Ken Upchurch, Monticello


Veterans, Military Affairs & Public Protection: 
Tim Moore, Elizabethtown


Six committees will have new chairs.


Webber replaces Phillip Pratt of Georgetown at Economic Development & Workforce Development; Huff replaces John Carney of Campbellsville, who will become majority floor leader; Bratcher, who decided not to seek another term as majority whip, replaces Kenny Imes of Murray, who resigned from the House to become Calloway County judge-executive; Moser replaces Addia Wuchner, who did not seek re-election; Petrie replace Joseph Fischer, who did not seek re-election; and Meredith replaces Rob Rothenburger of Shelbyville.


“The individuals we have chosen to lead key House committees reflect the tremendous talent, expertise and experience within the House Majority Caucus,” said Speaker-Designate David Osborne of Prospect. “With these appointments, we are putting our best foot forward for the people of Kentucky, placing leaders from across the state in key positions to influence policy. I can’t wait to get started.”


The 2019 General Assembly convenes Jan. 8-11 for its organizational week, then will be in recess until Feb. 5 for the remainder of the 30-day session which ends March 29.     

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