Northern Kentucky Rep. Arnold Simpson will not seek re-election in 2018

01/01/2018 10:39 AM

COVINGTON – District 65 Rep. Arnold Simpson, D-Covington, released a statement on Facebook late Sunday night indicating that he will not seek another term in the House.

The 65-year-old Simpson, who has represented District 65 since Jan. 1995, said in the post that he feels the timing is right to make the announcement at the start of the new year and allow individuals who might have an interest in succeeding him to carefully consider their options.

Read Simpson’s statement below:

“With the commencement of the new year, I will begin my 25th year of service in the Kentucky House of Representatives. After much reflection, I have decided not to seek re-election in 2018. I appreciate the support received during my tenure and know that there are numerous individuals in the district who have the talent, capacity and vision to represent our community in an admirably manner. It is my hope that making my intentions known at this time will afford those who may have interest in pursuing the seat an adequate opportunity to discuss the matter with family and friends as well gauging community support prior to reaching their decision.

Once again, thanks for affording me the privilege and honor of serving you and have a great 2018!”

Prior to serving in the House, the Covington native, who is a general practice attorney, served as City Manager for the City of Covington from 1986-1990, Assistant City Manager from 1984-1986, and Assistant City Solicitor from 1980-1984.

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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  • Heza Putz wrote on January 02, 2018 11:21 AM :

    I lean Republican but Simpson is one of Frankfort’s good guys.

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