Legislator known for his quiet confidence and steadiness wrapping up 12 year career in the Senate

04/07/2014 04:50 PM

State Senator Jerry Rhoads, D-Madisonville, was first elected to the Kentucky State Senate in 2002 and has served three terms representing Western Kentucky’s 6th district which is comprised of Butler, Hopkins, Muhlenberg and Ohio counties.

Rhoads, who has been a practicing attorney since 1966, currently serves as the Democratic Minority Whip of the Senate. The General Assembly was not something new for the Rhoads family as his father served two terms in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

Now, 12 years after being first elected, Rhoads concludes his legislative career after
deciding not to seek a 4th 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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