House elects woman to leadership post for 1st time

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Associated Press

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 9:01 AM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky House members for the first time have elected a woman to serve in a leadership post.

Democratic representatives elected Sannie Overly of Paris as caucus chairwoman Tuesday, ousting Robert Damron of Nicholasville.

Other Democratic House leaders were re-elected: House Speaker Greg Stumbo of Prestonsburg, Majority Leader Rocky Adkins of Sandy Hook, Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark of Louisville and Majority Whip Tommy Thompson of Owensboro.

Republican Rep. Jeff Hoover of Jamestown was re-elected minority floor leader, Rep. Bob DeWeese of Louisville was re-elected as Republican caucus chairman. And Rep. Bam Carney of Campbellsville was elected Republican whip to replace former Rep. Danny Ford, who retired.

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