Rep. Floyd withdraws run for house re-election and announces run for senate

01/20/2012 04:21 PM

Another House Republican is setting his sights on a newly-created state Senate district.

Republican state Rep. David Floyd of Bardstown on Friday withdrew his papers for a re-election run for the House after Gov. Steve Beshear signed into law the new legislative district lines.

Floyd is running for the newly created 15th state Senate district that covers Bullitt and Nelson Counties, a familiar base for Floyd who currently represents the 50th House District in eastern Bullitt, Nelson and Spencer Counties.

Floyd is a retired air force veteran, and said he wants to concentrate on veterans issues and ensure that the Kentucky National Guard has adequate provisions.

So far, no Democrats have publicly expressed interest in the race. State Rep. Linda Belcher, D-Shepherdsville, filed Thursday for re-election to the 49th House District.

Floyd’s decision came after Rep. Jim DeCesare, R-Rockfield, said Thursday that he would seek a newly-created district in southern Kentucky, the 27th District that covers Muhlenberg, Logan, Todd, Simpson, Allen and several precincts in southern Warren County where DeCesare lives.

Democratic Rep. Martha Jane King of Elkton said Friday she is considering the race and will make a decision Monday about whether she runs for re-election or goes for that Senate district.

- With additional reporting by Ryan Alessi

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