By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Republican state senators are expected to choose their chamber's next president in a meeting Tuesday in Frankfort

GOP Floor Leader Robert Stivers of Manchester is seeking the post, as is independent Sen. Bob Leeper of Paducah.

The election was triggered by the resignation earlier this month of longtime Senate President David Williams, who gave up his Senate seat to accept a judicial appointment in southern Kentucky.

The vote will be taken during a closed caucus at 2:30 p.m. EST. The winner won't officially be seated until January.

Because Stivers in seeking the presidency, his position as floor leader is open. Sen. Damon Thayer of Georgetown and Sen. David Givens of Greensburg are vying for that job.

Senate President Pro Tem Katie Kratz Stine is unopposed.


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