Kentucky House Speaker Resigns - State and Federal Communications

January 9, 2018  •  

Kentucky House Speaker Resigns

House Speaker Jeff Hoover resigned Monday following pressure from members of both parties.

He had privately settled a sexual harassment claim with a staff member with whom he had exchanged explicit messages after her colleague told her doing so would advance her career.

A writ for special election must be filed by the presiding officer of the House of Representatives to fill the vacancy.

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