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Democratic state Rep. Gerald Watkins decides against running for fourth term in 2018

08/23/2017 05:41 PM

State Rep. Gerald Watkins, D-Paducah, will not seek re-election next year as Democrats look to rebound from a 17-seat swing in Kentucky’s House of Representatives. Watkins, who won a third term in office last year, made the announcement Tuesday on his personal Facebook page and told Pure Politics in an interview Wednesday that he made his intentions known to give others in the 3rd House District ample time to consider entering the 2018 race. Watkins, who served as a city commissioner in... Read more 


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