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.