House Speaker Jody Richards announced Jan. 8 that he's seeking his 17th term.
Richards has represented the 20th District since 1976.
He's been Speaker of the House for 13 years, a record unmatched by any Kentuckian.
Richards is also co-chair of the Legislative Research Commission.
The House Speaker says he's a champion for affordable health care, anti-drug legislation and bringing better paying jobs to the Commonwealth.