House Republican Floor Leader Jeff Hoover has announced his intention to seek re-election as State Representative of the 83rd House District which after legislative redistricting now consists of Cumberland, Clinton, Russell, and a western section of Pulaski counties.
Leader Hoover has represented the district since 1997 and has served as Floor Leader, the highest position held by a Republican in the House of Representatives, since 2001, making him the longest serving Republican Floor Leader in Kentucky’s history.
Leader Hoover said, “It is with great optimism and enthusiasm that I announce my candidacy for re-election as State Representative of the 83rd District,” Hoover said. “Kentucky is very special to me, in particular the 83rd District. I want to use my ability and experience to best represent the people of this region and work towards improving the Commonwealth. It remains a great honor that the voters of our region have chosen to entrust me with their voice in Frankfort and it is a responsibility that I do not take lightly.”
Leader Hoover continued, “In recent weeks many friends and colleagues in the legal community encouraged me to give consideration towards other elected office.” Hoover added “Their kind words and expressions of support prompted one newspaper columnist to suggest I should flip an Eisenhower Silver Dollar in making my decision. However, after several weeks of prayerful consideration I have decided to seek re-election as State Representative, and to lead the way in Kentucky toward joining other southern states as a Republican controlled House of Representatives in 2014.”
Leader Hoover concluded, “There are important issues to be considered by the General Assembly, issues that will determine the course Kentucky takes for decades. My legislative experience gives me the best voice to represent the people of the 83rd District and I humbly ask for their support.”
One of Leader Hoover’s closest friends and political allies, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, said “There is no greater friend to farmers, small businesses and to all Kentuckians than Jeff Hoover,” Comer said. “With his continued leadership, I believe Republicans will take the House next year, and I will soon be able to refer to my friend as ‘Speaker Hoover.’”
Leader Hoover is a resident of Jamestown, where is a practicing attorney. A Russell County native, he is a graduate of Centre College, where he was named the 2012 Distinguished Alumnus, and the Cumberland School of Law. He and his wife Karyn, a 1st grade teacher at Jamestown Elementary, are active members of Russell Springs First Baptist Church and the proud parents of three daughters.