David Williams Files Candidacy Papers

Governor Steve Beshear appointed longtime political rival David Williams as Circuit Judge in the 40th district of southern Kentucky in October, 2012, even though the two had been longtime political rivals.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WBKO) -- Former Senate President David Williams has filed candidacy papers to seek election to the judicial seat Governor Steve Beshear appointed him to last year.

David Williams, a Republican, filed the papers last week. Beshear, a Democrat, appointed Williams as Circuit Judge in the 40th district of southern Kentucky in October, 2012, even though the two had been longtime political rivals.

Williams regularly opposed Beshear's legislative initiatives and challenged him for Governor in 2011.


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