Politics
9:18 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Kentucky Ag Commissioner: Change in State Senate Leadership Can Help Fight 'Gridlock'

One of the key Republicans in state government believes change in legislative leadership is a good thing.  Jamie Comer moved from the legislature to head the state’s agriculture department as commissioner.  Change in leadership is coming to the state senate.  Long time President David Williams resigned to take on judicial responsibilities in his home region.  Comer favors restricting tenure in leadership positions.

James Comer
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“I’ve always said I believe we should have term limits on people in leadership just like we have term limits for Commissioner of Agriculture, what I am," Comer said. "Just like we have term limits for governor and president we should have term limits for president of the senate and speaker of the house.  I think that would go a long way in helping to fight gridlock and things like that.”

Lawmakers will choose their leaders in early January.  Senate Majority Floor Leader Robert Stivers is the favorite to become president of the 38 member chamber.  But, the Lexington Herald-Leader is reporting western Kentucky independent Bob Leeper is also interested in the job.