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.

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 nicholas.storm@charter.com.

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