WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu October 17, 2013
Two Women Nominated to Run for House Seat in Western Kentucky
The Kentucky Republican and Democratic parties have elected their nominees to run for a state House seat.
Members of the Republican Executive Committees in Daviess, Henderson and Union Counties met Wednesday night and elected Suzanne Miles of Daviess County as the Republican nominee for the Special Election on December 10th.
A news release from the state GOP says Miles was the only candidate nominated and was elected unanimously.
“Given her background as a small business owner and her dedicated work on behalf of the community, we are confident Suzanne Miles will serve as an excellent representative of the people of Kentucky’s 7th House District,” said Steve Roberston, Chairman of the Kentucky Republican Party.
Miles is currently the Owensboro field representative for 2nd District U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie of Bowling Green.
“As someone dedicated to serving our community and the Commonwealth as a whole, I am eager to speak about the issues important to this district and all Kentuckians,” said Miles. “Many people have contacted me about making Frankfort a better place, and I'm excited to bring much needed change to the state house.”
Meanwhile, Kim Humphrey of Union County has been chosen as the state Democratic party’s nominee for the special election.
“Kim is a terrific candidate. She knows the importance of reaching across party lines to get things done for the people of Daviess, Henderson and Union counties,” said Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Dan Logsdon. “If elected, she will fight to bring quality jobs to her community and use her experience in the coal and banking industries to improve the lives of all Kentuckians.”
Humphrey currently works as the community affairs director for Alliance Coal, and is a former executive of a regional bank.
“I am grateful for this opportunity to represent the people of the Seventh district,” Humphrey said. “Like Senator Wendell Ford, I will work every day to improve the lives of our people, working with Governor Steve Beshear to recruit well-paying jobs, protect our coal industry and support education.”
The winner of the special election between Miles and Humphrey will fill the remaining term of former State Representative John Arnold of Sturgis, who resigned from office last month amid allegations he sexually harassed some female legislative staffers.