WKU Professor Among 36 Incoming Kentucky State Legislators

Dec 27, 2018

Credit Lisa Autry

A new class of state lawmakers is headed to Frankfort for the 2019 Kentucky General Assembly. 

Democrat Patti Minter is among 36 freshmen legislators who will be sworn into office on January 8.  She expects the 30-day session to be dominated by pension reform after the state Supreme Court struck down a law that passed in this year’s legislature. 

Minter says she was shocked by Governor Matt Bevin calling a special session this month that didn’t produce a new pension law.

"The idea that the governor would spend $132,000 of the taxpyers' money just to try to shovel through a bill that had been declared unconstitutional, because he doesn't think he can pass it during the general session, that's just subversion of democracy," stated Minter.

Minter who won an election for the 20th District House seat that represents part of Warren County.  The seat belongs to retiring State Representative and former House Speaker Jody Richards.  In an interview with WKU Public Radio, Dr. Minter looked ahead to her new term.