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.

About Don Weber

Don Weber joined cn|2 when it launched back in May 2010 and soon became a reporter for Pure Politics. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has spent many years covering everything from politics to sports. Don says he loves meeting new people everyday as part of his job and also enjoys the fact that no two days are the same when he comes to work. Don Weber can be reached at donald.weber@charter.com.

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