Politics & Government

Chandler accepts second job in addition to director of state Humanities Council

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Ben Chandler, Kentucky's former Sixth District U.S. representative, has found a second job with the law firm of Morgan & Pottinger attorneys, which has offices in Lexington, Louisville, Nashville and southern Indiana.

Earlier this month, Chandler was named director of the Kentucky Humanities Council, a full-time job.

In an email message Wednesday, Chandler said the law firm job is "merely an 'of counsel' position, which means I will do it when time permits. I will be the full-time director of the Humanities Council and am very excited about it. This simply entails working on a case here and there!"

Chandler, a Democrat, was defeated by Republican Andy Barr in the November 2012 election. The defeat ended 21 years of elected jobs for Chandler, including state auditor and state attorney general.

Morganandpottinger.com, the law firm's website, says Chandler "has the experience, skill set, integrity and relationships to provide assistance and consultation to individuals, companies and trade groups whose legal interests are impacted by local, state and federal government agencies."