Stivers Talks Western Kentucky Senate Leadership in Visit

By Michael Gossum | 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- One of Kentucky's top politicians made his way to Bowling Green Monday.

Senate President Sen. Robert Stivers, R-Manchester talked about several issues with WBKO, including if anyone from western Kentucky would be added to senate leadership.

"That may be a little bit of a misnomer. That none of the leadership is in western Kentucky, but when you talk about committee chairmans, you have Mike Wilson who is the education chairman, further on down you have Bob Leeper in Paducah, who was the appropriations chairman. In Owensboro, you had Joe Bowen, who was the state and local government chairman. These are influential positions and are just an extension of leadership," said Stivers.

Stivers spent time all over the area Monday including at the National Corvette Museum.

He also discussed passing a law that would allow Sen. Rand Paul to run for President and United States Senate at the same time.

"We're going to try. If Sen. Paul were to challenge it in court that it would stand. We're trying to make the corrective measures legislatively because I don't think anybody ever perceived that one would be kept from the federal ballot based on state law. There will be an issue of supremacy between the state constitution and the United States constitution," said Stivers.

The Clay County Senate President will be all over western Kentucky this week including stops in Paducah and Owensboro.

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