In the wake of Gov. Steve Beshear's signing into law a bill that changes boundaries for state legislative districts, a member of the Louisville Metro Council is saying he will run for one of the four new open state House seats.
Jerry T. Miller of Eastwood, a member of the Louisville Metro Council and state park commissioner in former Gov. Ernie Fletcher's administration, has announced his intention to run next year as a Republican candidate for the new House 36th District. Miller said in a release that the district includes more than 70 percent of the voters who elected him to Metro Council in 2010.
Miller, who has a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky, worked for 31 years in the private sector, most of which were with Humana as an executive and Certified Public Accountant.
All 100 state House seats are up for election next year. Republicans are hopeful they can wrest control of the House next year from Democrats, who now hold a 55-45 majority in the chamber.
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In the five-day special legislative session on redistricting that ended Friday, the new House plan created four new open districts — the 36th in Jefferson County, the 49th in Bullitt County, the 53rd in Anderson, Spencer and Bullitt counties and the 99th in Elliott, Rowan and Lewis counties.