Bob Leeper en Bob Leeper, an Independent, Makes Case to Be Next Kentucky Senate President <p><font size="2">Kentucky’s lone independent state senator says his record as budget chairman is the reason he should be the next state Senate president. Originally a Democrat, Leeper made the switch to the GOP in 2000, before becoming an Independent later that decade. He may be the one state senator who can say he has literally worked with each side of the aisle in Frankfort. Thu, 22 Nov 2012 13:58:53 +0000 22747 at