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State Sen. Stan Humphries Not Seeking Re-election

LRC, Public Information

  Republican State Sen. Stan Humphries, R-Cadiz, said he’s not running for re-election in 2020.

Humphries in a letter Monday said he looks forward to spending more time with family and will offer support to whoever takes his place. Humphries said there’s no “hidden reason” for his decision and wants to focus more on his community in Cadiz. He said one of his top accomplishments in office was the passage of the TVA in-lieu-of tax bill last year.

"Most people in our community, our region, and the western part of the state are going to realize these funds are going to contribute benefit to them for years to come," Humphries said. "So that would probably be my proudest accomplishment in office individually."

Humphries said the bill allows communities to receive economic development funding taken from TVA payments to the state. He said he hopes the person who takes his place has a conservative agenda and is willing to be a voice for western Kentucky. Humphries also said he intends to return to work in agriculture.


Humphries has served in the state senate, representing Kentucky's 1st District, since 2013. The 1st state senate district encompasses Fulton, Hickman, Graves, Calloway, Lyon and Trigg counties.


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