FRANKFORT State Rep. Jim DeCesare, R-Bowling Green, has represented the 21st House District since 2005 but announced Tuesday that he will be a candidate next year for the newly redrawn 17th House District.
Meanwhile, Rep. C.B. Embry Jr., a Morgantown Republican who now represents the 17th House District, said he has filed a letter of intent to run next year for the state Senate's 6th District, which now is represented by Democrat Jerry Rhoads of Madisonville.
The 21st House District is made up of most of Warren County. The new 17th House District drawn in this year's legislative redistricting session includes Butler County and the Warren County precincts of Griffin Park, Drakes Creek, Natcher, Grider Pond, Campbell, Three Springs, Hunting Creek, Cave Mill, Cumberland Trace, Blue Level, Cedar Grove, Hadley, Plano, Rich Pond, and a portion of Rockfield.
DeCesare will continue to serve the 21st District through the end of 2014.
"I've had the good fortune of meeting many of the citizens throughout Butler and Warren counties," DeCesare said in a release. "After receiving the blessing and support of my family, I intend to seek election for Kentucky state representative, 17th District, in 2014."