In Jan. 8 IssueRussell County News-Register
Russell County’s own Jeff Hoover was elected earlier this week to a record sixth consecutive term as the top GOP leader in the House after the 42 members of the House Republican Caucus selected their leadership for the 2011 General Assembly.
“I am humbled to be elected for a sixth consecutive term as leader of the House Republican Caucus,” Hoover said. “I will continue to work hard for our caucus as we seek to gain a larger voice and help bring real positive change to our great commonwealth.”
Rep. Hoover, R-Jamestown (83rd District) has served in the house for 14 years. Hoover’s election breaks the previous record of five consecutive terms set by former Republican Representative William Harold DeMarcus.
In addition to Hoover’s re-election as House Minority Leader, members re-elected Rep. Bob DeWeese, R-Louisville (48th District) as House Republican Caucus Chair, and Rep. Danny Ford, R-Mt. Vernon (80th District) as House Minority Whip.
“I appreciate the trust our caucus members have placed in me by electing me caucus chair for a sixth term,” said Rep. DeWeese. “I will continue to work hard on our goal of bringing more quality Republicans into the Kentucky House of Representatives.”
“I’m excited about returning to leadership in the House Republican Caucus. We have an agenda for the 2011 session that will allow us as Republicans to build and maintain trust in state government by the people of Kentucky,” Rep. Ford said.
Representatives Hoover, DeWeese and Ford will serve as the House Republican Leadership for the next two years.