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.

About Don Weber

Don Weber joined cn|2 when it launched back in May 2010 and soon became a reporter for Pure Politics. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has spent many years covering everything from politics to sports. Don says he loves meeting new people everyday as part of his job and also enjoys the fact that no two days are the same when he comes to work. Don Weber can be reached at donald.weber@charter.com.

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