Rocky Adkins moving to new district in Morehead; Rep. Sinnette to kick off re-election in Ashland

10/28/2013 09:53 AM

UPDATED: After redistricting shoved Democratic Rep. Kevin Sinnette into the same district as House Democratic Floor Leader Rocky Adkins, Adkins is moving to a new district and Sinnette announced Monday that he’s going to run for a fourth term next year.

Adkins, who has been in the House since 1987, is in the process of moving to Morehead, said spokeswoman Susan Klimchak. So he will run for a new open district that covers Lewis, Rowan and Elliott counties. Adkins grew up and began his political career in Elliott County.

Meanwhile, Sinnette is holding a campaign kick-off event in Ashland Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Highlands Museum. The public event and fundraiser will feature longtime Cincinnati Reds announcer Marty Brennaman, whose wife is from Ashland.

The General Assembly recast the state House and Senate districts during a special session in August. The 100th District that Sinnette has represented since 2009 covers most of Boyd County, including Catlettsburg, where Adkins lives.

Sinnette, a lawyer and Ashland assistant city attorney, said he wants to continue representing the county in Frankfort regardless of what Adkins decides.

“Boyd County is, and always has been, my home,” Sinnette said in a statement. “I knew all along that no matter what happened with the [redistricting] map, I would stick with my people here at home.”

Here’s what Sinnette and Akins told Pure Politics about their potential primary at the end of the August special session on redistricting:

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