Rep. Steve Riggs will not seek re-election in 2018

01/05/2018 03:45 PM

After 26 years in the General Assembly, Rep. Steve Riggs, D-Louisville, is announcing he will not seek re-election to his seat this year.

Riggs, who was the former longtime chair of the House Local Government Committee, made the announcement noting he was wrapping up his term of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators.

“I just finished my elected term as President of a 50-state organization, the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL),” he said. “For about 20 years I was chairman of the Local Government Committee which passed many new laws to improve cities and counties and help them become better at delivering services.”

Democratic candidate Josie Raymond, of Louisville, has been active since last year building a campaign for the seat. She filed for office in December of 2017.

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