Wife of Kentucky GOP Leader Considers Race for Attorney General

Jun 15, 2012

The wife of Kentucky Senate President David Williams is considering a bid for state attorney general in 2015.  Former district court judge Robyn Williams told the Lexington Herald-Leader she's "gotten a lot of encouragement" but hasn't made a decision about whether to run.

The Republican from Russell Springs said the next attorney general shouldn't see the job as a "consolation prize."

The current attorney general, Democrat Jack Conway, cannot seek re-election in 2015 because of term limits.  He was an unsuccessful candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2010 and has been mentioned as a possible candidate for governor in 2015. 

Williams is a graduate of Chase Law School at Northern Kentucky University and served as a judge in Russell, Wayne, and Clinton counties from 2004 through 2010.