New Speaker of the House Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown, spoke after he took the Oath of Office in Frankfort, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. The General Assembly convened for the start of its legislative session. Republicans now have majority control of the Kentucky House after 95 years of Democratic control. Jeff Hoover, a Jamestown attorney who has been in the state House since 1997, is Kentucky’s first Republican speaker of the House of Representatives in 95 years and only the third in Kentucky’s history.
New Speaker of the House Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown, spoke after he took the Oath of Office in Frankfort, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. The General Assembly convened for the start of its legislative session. Republicans now have majority control of the Kentucky House after 95 years of Democratic control. Jeff Hoover, a Jamestown attorney who has been in the state House since 1997, is Kentucky’s first Republican speaker of the House of Representatives in 95 years and only the third in Kentucky’s history. Charles Bertram cbertram@herald-leader.com
New Speaker of the House Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown, spoke after he took the Oath of Office in Frankfort, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. The General Assembly convened for the start of its legislative session. Republicans now have majority control of the Kentucky House after 95 years of Democratic control. Jeff Hoover, a Jamestown attorney who has been in the state House since 1997, is Kentucky’s first Republican speaker of the House of Representatives in 95 years and only the third in Kentucky’s history. Charles Bertram cbertram@herald-leader.com

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