Amid a handful of legislative retirements and upcoming redistricting state Sen. Danny Carroll, R-Benton, announced he will seek another term in the Kentucky General Assembly.
Carroll was first elected in 2015 to the Senate seat representing West Kentucky Counties of Ballard, Carlisle, Marshall, and McCracken.
“Since I came to the Senate in 2015, I’ve made it my mission to serve the people of my district, and the entire Commonwealth, with honor, integrity and passion,” Carroll said in a statement posted on his Facebook page. “I’ve fought to protect the most vulnerable populations (including the un-born), create a fiscally responsible and stable state government, build a brighter future through education and economic opportunities and help as many individual constituents as possible. Since Republicans have been given majorities in the House and Senate, our state has been on an upward trajectory. We must continue these efforts as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Republicans currently control the upper chamber with a super-majority 29 members to Democrats 8 members. The GOP formerly held 30 seats, with one now open seat formerly held by Sen. Tom Buford, R-Nicholasville, who passed away last week.
As the chambers sit down to draw their legislative maps, there will be some intra-party heartburn with super majorities in the House and Senate.
Several lawmakers have decided not to seek another term in office, including Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville; and Sen. Wil Schroder, R-Wilder, and there’s at least one other Republican Senator heavily rumored not to seek re-election in 2022.