State Rep. Bob DeWeese will not seek re-election to leadership post

11/20/2014 10:58 AM

State Rep. Bob DeWeese, R-Louisville, announced Thursday he will not seek re-election to his position as House Republican caucus chair.

DeWeese, who has served as minority caucus chair since 2001, informed House Minority Leader Jeff Hoover of his decision in a letter explaining that after discussions with his family he has decided against another term in the post.

“While I have enjoyed my 14 years in leadership for the House Republican Caucus, I believe now is the time for me to step aside and allow another member to take this position with fresh ideas,” DeWeese said in a press release. “I want to express my gratitude to my fellow House Republicans for their support and allowing me to serve as caucus chair.”

When the leadership elections take place in January, House Republicans will likely elect Rep. David Osborne, R-Prospect, who told Pure Politics Friday he would be running for the position and would speak to DeWeese about his intentions.

In a press release, Hoover said he was proud to have served with DeWeese in leadership.

“Rep. DeWeese has not only been a tremendous asset during his time as our Caucus Chair, but his demeanor and willingness to work for the betterment of Kentucky has won him praise, respect and admiration on both sides of the aisle,” Hoover, R-Jamestown said in the release.

Leadership elections will take place for the caucus the first week of the 2015 session of the General Assembly in January.

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