Hopkins County conservative voice leaving House for potential judge-executive office

04/08/2014 05:02 PM

After just four years in the House of Representatives, 10th District Representative Ben Waide, R-Madisonville, has decided to forgo a third term in the House and run for judge-executive of Hopkins County.

During his years in the House, Waide reflected conservative values and was a champion for less government involvement in the everyday lives of his constituents as well as local school districts.

Waide is currently involved in a legal dispute with his partners at Liberty Rehabilitation after a complaint was filed in December stating that Waide had mishandled a company credit card.

Waide has denied all all allegations of impropriety and filed a countersuit in mid-January for invasion of privacy against his partners.

As a result of redistricting, Waide would have been forced to run against a fellow Republican for the House seat but Waide says that really didn’t factor into his decision to not seek a third term.

Don Weber

Don Weber is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers politics and education on Pure Politics, Kentucky’s only nightly program dedicated to state politics. Don is a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. He spent many years covering sports in the Northern Kentucky area before shifting primarily to politics. You can watch Don’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. If you have a story idea you can reach Don at donald.weber@charter.com.

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