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3:04 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Longtime Kentucky State Rep. Dwight Butler Won't Seek Another Term

Longtime Kentucky lawmaker Dwight Butler has announced he won’t seek re-election to the House next year.

Butler says he wants to devote more time to his family and real estate business.

During his 19 years in office, Butler faced challengers only twice, and represents a sprawling district that includes Breckinridge and Hancock counties, as well as parts of Bullitt, Daviess, and Hardin counties.

“The main thing I’ve learned is that if you stay in touch with the people who are in your district, if you try to get back with them as quickly as possible, if you listen to them—not that you’re going to agree with them on everything—but if you listen to their concerns, they respect that,” he said. 

Butler says he believes the General Assembly is more bi-partisan now than it was when he first arrived in Frankfort in 1995.

While he’s hopeful the G-O-P will be able to hold on to the district, Butler says he won’t be actively involved in recruiting a Republican candidate to succeed him.