Nesler Resigns to Join Ag Dept, Seat Likely to Remain Empty
Rep. Fred Nesler* of Kentucky's Second District has resigned his seat to become a "deputy executive director of strategic planning and administration" in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
It's a nice boost to his pension.
Meanwhile, the citizens of Graves and McCracken Counties stand to be disenfranchised for any special session discussions of redistricting or tax reform.
Terry Sebastian, spokesman for Gov. Steve Beshear, said the governor has no plans to call a special election to replace Nesler considering both parties have nominees for the November election in the race to succeed Nesler.
Democrat Kelly Whitaker will face Republican Richard Heath in the November election to replace Nesler in January.
Correction - Originally published post noted Nesler was in the Kentucky Senate. Corrected to House of Representatives. Apologies to Sen. Bob Leeper.