Warren County is well-represented in the Kentucky House this legislative session.
Democratic State Representative Jody Richards was elected Speaker Pro Tem in leadership elections Tuesday. Richards takes the number two spot from Larry Clark of Louisville who chose not to seek re-election to the post.
Richards of Bowling Green is making a return to leadership, having spent 14 years as House Speaker. He was defeated in 2009 by current Speaker Greg Stumbo.
Richards told WKU Public Radio he looks forward to tackling the issues, both new and perennial.
"Education, human services, and transportation are issues that recur," stated Richards. "Of course there are things like the local option sales tax that's fairly new, but generally, the issues are the same."
Another Warren Countian, Representative Jim DeCesare, was elected House Republican Whip. He replaces Bam Carney of Campbellsville who decided not to seek another term as Whip.