Two Kentucky Republicans Announce Bids for David Williams' Senate Seat

Nov 7, 2012

Sara Beth Gregory

State Rep. Sara Beth Gregory will seek the Republican nomination to run for an open state Senate seat in southern Kentucky. Gregory said in a statement Wednesday that she wants to replace former state Sen. David Williams who resigned last week to accept an appointment as circuit judge.

Gregory, a Monticello lawyer, is in her first term as state representative.  She was re-elected to that post Tuesday without opposition.

Meanwhile, Albany lawyer David Cross tells the Lexington Herald-Leader that he will also seek the GOP nomination for the 16th District seat which covers Clinton, Cumberland, McCreary, Monroe, Wayne, and Whitley counties.  Cross is making his first attempt at public office.

Governor Steve Beshear hasn't yet scheduled a special election to replace Williams, who had been the longtime Senate president.