Sen. Winters opts not to seek a 3rd term, backs Trigg Co. Judge-Exec. Humphries for seat

01/30/2012 09:20 PM

Republican 1st District State Senator Ken Winters ® has decided not to seek re-election because of health issues related to his wife, he said Monday.

Winters, who is the third Republican State Senator not seeking re-election, has served in the Senate since 2005 and has served as chairman of the Education Committee.

Winters said that the his wife’s health concerns drove his decision to not seek another four-year term.

Winters has endorsed second-term Trigg County Judge-Executive, Stan Humphries, who filed today to run as a Republican candidate for the 1st District Senate seat.

Humphries told Pure Politics that infrastructure is a key priority, especially in light of the two-lane U.S. 68/80 bridge across Kentucky Lake that was severely damaged when a ship crashed through a major support truss last Thursday night.

Former Congressman Carroll Hubbard has filed as a Democratic candidate for the 1st District. This will be his third bid for State Senate in six years.

The district covers Fulton, Hickman, Calloway, Graves, Trigg, Lyon and Livingtston counties.

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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