Rep. Kerr says one thing that hasn't changed over three decades in office is the battles between the House and Senate

03/30/2016 07:01 PM

COVINGTON – As the 2016 legislative session winds down, it marks the end of a career for 64th District State Rep. Tom Kerr, R-Taylor Mill, who has chosen not to seek re-election after serving 16 terms in the House.

The 65-year-old Kerr, a Covington Attorney, who was first elected to the House in 1984, and has served for 32 years in the chamber, felt that it was time to finally step aside.

Kerr has endorsed Kim Moser, the director of the Northern Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, who has filed to run as a Republican to replace him in the 64th House District. The district includes part of Kenton and Campbell counties.

Although Kerr admits that he’s seen a lot of changes over the years, he said one thing that hasn’t changed are the battles between the House and Senate, which even took place back in 1985 when he first took office and Democrats controlled both chambers.

“They still had the fights and disagreements over everything, whether it was the budget, or other issues,” Kerr said. “They have the same kind of fights that the Republicans and Democrats have now, just on a little different level.”

One of the biggest changes that Kerr has seen has been the evolution of technology which, in some ways has made things simpler, but in other ways, has made things a real challenge.

“We may get a thousand emails in a day,” Kerr said. “The other day I had 3,000 unread emails that I was trying to go through. It’s incredible just trying to respond.”

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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