Retiring Rep. David Floyd says military background helped him as a legislator

04/13/2016 06:21 PM

FRANKFORT – 50th District State Rep. David Floyd, R-Bardstown, is ending his 12-year career in the House of Representatives this year as he has chosen not to seek re-election.

The Bardstown Republican, who spent a career in the United States Air Force, brought a unique perspective to the General Assembly because of his military background, which he says, helped him to become an effective legislator.

“In the Air Force, you met people from all walks of life, from all parts of the country, and sometimes, from different parts of the world who were serving alongside of you,” Floyd said. “Through the military, you had the different perspectives of different people from different parts of the country and that perhaps made you a little more receptive to people you might meet here.”

Floyd, is most proud of a couple of bills which have passed this session including House Bill 40, the felony expungement legislation, as well as legislation getting the state to recognize the validity of a high school diploma from a home school or a non-accredited Christian school.

Floyd supports term limits which was one of the reasons he decided not to seek re-election after six terms in office.

“This will have been six terms, 12 years, and it’s enough time,” Floyd said. “I expect to be spending a lot more time with my family.”

Republican Chad McCoy and Democrat James DeWeese are vying for the seat in the November General Election.

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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