February marks a pivotal time for the Kentucky General Assembly. The filing deadline to run for office this fall was on January 10. With that window closed, the next deadline for legislators is February 21, the last day for bill requests.
Because it is an even-numbered year, the 2020 session will last for 60 work days and includes the challenge of crafting the next two-year state budget. The backdrop of budget negotiations includes an estimated $600 million shortfall, a new governor in Democrat Andy Beshear, and Republican supermajorities in the state House and Senate.
For individuals interested in helping shape the commonwealth’s priorities, it is important to know which legislators represent them in the General Assembly.
As a public service, Kentucky Electric Cooperatives includes a Legislative Guide in this issue of Kentucky Living. In addition to pictorial maps that show the senators and representatives in each district, this guide also includes a custom listing for each electric co-op territory. Simply find your co-op, then look next to the county where you live to find your legislators. The guide also includes photos and contact information for Kentucky’s constitutional officers and congressional delegation.
This guide is made possible by the Kentucky Electric Cooperatives staff with materials and information from the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission, and by advertisers who support Kentucky Living and civic engagement.