Givens resigns from leadership post

06/30/2017 03:56 PM

Senate President Pro Tem David Givens, R-Greensburg, is resigning from his leadership post Friday.

“Realizing the level of commitment needed to successfully serve in the Kentucky Senate Majority Leadership and reflecting on the pressing needs of my family, I have realized that, for this time, life calls me from my position as President Pro Tem.”

Givens’ resignation from the constitutional office will become effective July 1, 2017.

“David Givens is one of the most honest and most caring people I have ever met,” Senate President Robert Stivers said. “My thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

Nick Storm

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