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).

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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