Patrick Hughes selected to head up Ky. Democratic Party

02/07/2015 02:52 PM

With a unanimous vote Saturday, the executive board of Kentucky Democratic Party selected Patrick Hughes as the party’s new Chairman. Hughes succeeds Dan Logsdon, who has served as party chair for the past four and a half years.

Hughes, of Edgewood, is a partner at the Dressman, Benzinger and LaValle, PSC. He served as Chief Deputy Attorney General to Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway in 2011 and 2012 before returning to the private sector.

“Patrick is a passionate, dedicated and thoughtful leader who understands what’s important to Kentucky families. He’s the perfect choice to rally Democrats to victory in November,” said Gov. Beshear in a press release. “Kentuckians have a clear choice this fall: vote Democratic and keep moving forward in education, healthcare and job creation, or follow a fractured Republican party in their sprint back to the 19th century. I’m grateful that Patrick is taking the reins as we approach this critical election.”

The move comes as the party transitions under presumptive Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jack Conway.

“Patrick Hughes will be a tremendous leader for the Kentucky Democratic Party,” said Attorney General Jack Conway. “Patrick and I have worked closely together, and I know his dedication to Democratic values will guide the party as we work to move Kentucky forward.”

Insider Louisville reporter Joe Sonka first reported the likely change on Thursday .

“I am honored to be named the next chairman of the Kentucky Democratic Party,” said Patrick Hughes, “I look forward to continuing to build our party and to work hard to elect our outstanding Democratic ticket in November.”

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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