Louisville Republican has held position since 2001
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 20, 2014) – Louisville Republican Rep. Bob DeWeese will not seek re-election as House Republican caucus chair. DeWeese, who has held the position since 2001, informed House Republican Floor Leader Jeff Hoover of his decision in a written letter.
“While I have enjoyed my 14 years in leadership for the House Republican caucus, I believe now is the time for me to step aside and allow another member to take this position with fresh ideas,” DeWeese said. “I want to express my gratitude to my fellow House Republicans for their support and allowing me to serve as caucus chair.”
“DeWeese has not only been a tremendous asset during his time as our caucus chair, but his demeanor and willingness to work for the betterment of Kentucky has won him praise, respect and admiration on both sides of the aisle,” Hoover said. “I’m proud to have not only worked side by side with Bob over the years, but also to call him my friend.”
DeWeese was first elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1992 to represent the 48th District in Jefferson County. He currently serves as vice-chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations and Revenue, and is considered to be the leading Republican on the House Committee on Health and Welfare given his background in the health care industry.
House Republicans will choose a new caucus chair when leadership elections are held in January during the first week of the 2015 session of the General Assembly.