Sen. C.B. Embry Formally Resigns Senate Seat

Sen. C.B. Embry, R-Morgantown, has formally submitted his letter of resignation to Senate President Robert Stivers

Embry announced his retirement during the 2022 Regular Session, due to fighting a long battle with cancer. Embry continued to cast votes during the legislative session with the aide of his wife Wanda.

“It has been an honor of a lifetime to serve the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the good of the people of District 6,” Embry said in his resignation letter. “During my time in the Senate, I can truly say that my colleagues and I worked each day to make Kentucky an even greater state. I will miss my colleagues and staff in the Kentucky Senate, and will cherish the long-lasting friendships.” 

Over the last 50 years, Embry has been elected 12 times to five different public offices, including a mayor in 1973, a county judge/executive in 1982, to the House of Representatives in 2002, and finally elected to his first term in the Senate in 2014.  

Senate President Stivers called Embry the epitome of a public servant.

“C.B. Embry is the epitome of a committed public servant who traveled back and forth to Frankfort, scheduling his treatments around our floor and committee activity,” said Stivers, R-Manchester.  “He remained faithful to the office he was elected to and exercised the duties to which he dedicated his life. It has been an honor to serve in the Senate with such a dedicated person.”

As a result of redistricting in 2022, Senate District 6 was relocated to the north central portion of the state. Lindsey Tichenor garnered the most votes for the District 6 seat in the May primary. A write-in candidate recently declared his intent to run against her in November’s general election.