Spotlight: After 20-year career, Royce Adams says boat safety bill is his proudest moment

03/29/2012 01:17 PM

Democratic Rep. Royce Adams of Dry Ridge was a reluctant legislator.

After Grant County leaders talked into running 20 years ago, the oil company owner said he grew to enjoy the job.

He said his proudest moment was the 1998 passage of a bill to make illegal driving a boat under the influence of alcohol.

Adams has endorsed Wanda Crupper Hammons — the daughter of Dry Ridge Mayor Clay Crupper, who was Adams’ predecessor in the 61st House seat. Hammons is running against Camilla “Kay” Patton in the Democratic primary. Republicans Brian Linder and Scott Bruce have filed to run for the seat as well.

Pure Politics will be airing interviews with each of the 12 lawmakers who are retiring at the end of 2012. (That doesn’t count Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington who is not seeking re-election to the House because she is running for Congress).

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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