Politics
11:27 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Kentucky State Senator Announces Retirement

State Senator Bob Leeper (I-Paducah)
State Senator Bob Leeper (I-Paducah)
Credit Legislative Research Commission

Kentucky state senator Bob Leeper says he will not run for re-election in 2014. The Independent senator says the decision to step away from office was a hard one.

"It's a complete change of course so it's not easy to do, but there comes a time when you realize it's time to give someone else a chance," Leeper comments.  "There's a lot of good people out here I think may step up and run, and I look forward to seeing who makes that decision."

Leeper has represented Ballard, McCracken and Marshall counties in the state legislature for more than two decades. Before the state Senate, he served as Paducah City Commissioner and practiced as a chiropractor. Leeper says he will return to medicine when his term is up next December.