Seum: No succession plan in place if David Williams decides to leave Senate

10/05/2012 04:19 PM

While Sen. David Williams contemplates his future in Frankfort senators close to Williams say they’ve talked to him and that the move to a judgeship for Williams is a “possibility.” But until that point a key Republican says the caucus is moving forward, and that there is no succession plan in place if Williams decides to leave the Senate.

“David and I have talked and it certainly is a possibility,” said Sen. Dan Seum, R-Louisville, the Senate Majority Caucus Chair. “It is still in the making. We don’t know for sure, and until such time as he takes that position he is the President of the Senate.”

But Seum said the Republican caucus will wait until Williams makes a decision. And if Williams decides to leave, then they’ll go through the process of selecting the next Senate president.

While Sen. Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, is a likely candidate because he serves as Senate Republican floor leader, other names have been mentioned as possible leaders, including state Sen. David Givens, R-Greensburg.

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


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