Jones, Carroll re-elected to Senate Democratic leadership team while Ridley replaces Neal as caucus chair

12/16/2016 02:02 PM

Senate Democrats re-elected two-thirds of their leadership team during caucus elections in Frankfort on Friday.

Senate Minority Floor Leader Ray Jones, D-Pikeville, and Senate Minority Whip Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, will again serve in Democratic leadership in the upper chamber while Sen. Dorsey Ridley, D-Henderson, won his race for minority caucus chair, the Democratic caucus announced in a news release.

That spot had been held by Sen. Gerald Neal, D-Louisville. The leadership team will serve two-year terms.

The 2017 General Assembly will convene Jan. 3.

Kevin Wheatley

Kevin Wheatley is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers Kentucky politics and all the goings-on at the State Capitol. Kevin was born and raised in Frankfort so he grew up around politics and has always had the drive to follow the political process and hold lawmakers accountable. Before joining Spectrum News Kevin covered government and politics for The State Journal in Frankfort. You can watch Kevin’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. You can reach him at or 502-792-1135.


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