Katie Stine contemplates next career move after 20 years in General Assembly

10/07/2014 12:10 PM

State Senate Pro Tem Katie Stine will be finishing up a 20-year career in the General Assembly, the last 16 in the Senate, at the end of this year.

Stine leaves the Senate with bitter disappointment that her signature bill, Senate Bill 5, known as the heroin bill, failed to pass the House the last day of the session.

“We bent over backwards, we even used language that they (the House) recommended in the bill,” Stine said. “I can’t understand how anyone could be so callous to the suffering of their fellow man that they would play politics with something like this. It’s tragic.”

The Northern Kentucky legislator from Campbell County announced earlier this year that she would not seek another term in the Senate but made it clear that she was not necessarily retiring.

This has led to speculation that another political office may be on the horizon for the Southgate Republican.

She’s rumored to have been approached by party members asking her to consider running for attorney general. Stine admits that she’s been approached about running for a number of offices.

“I guess people find it hard to believe that I’m just going to nothing and actually I find it hard to believe,” said Stine. “I’m just not exactly certain what I will be doing.”

Republican Wil Schroder is opposing Democrat Jason Steffen for the open 23rd district Senate seat to replace Stine. Both are on record saying that effective heroin legislation is a top priority.


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