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Kentucky State Rep. Kevin Bratcher announces candidacy for Louisville Metropolitan Council seat

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  • Kentucky State Rep. Kevin Bratcher plans to run for a seat on the Louisville Metropolitan Council in 2024.
  • The Republican currently serves as chairman of a House committee overseeing election legislation and proposed constitutional amendments.
  • Bratcher’s announcement coincides with the ongoing recruitment of candidates for next year’s general election, where the GOP holds a supermajority.

Kentucky State Rep. Kevin Bratcher announced Thursday his intention to run for a seat on the Louisville Metropolitan Council next year, which would mark the culmination of a long career in the state that has placed the Republican lawmaker at the forefront of school safety, juvenile justice and a host of other issues.

Bratcher has been in the Kentucky House since 1997. He was part of House leadership as majority party whip when Republicans took control of the chamber in the 2017 session, following a tidal wave of statewide GOP victories in the 2016 election. This completed the GOP’s control of the Kentucky legislature, since the party was already in charge of the Senate. Bratcher now serves as chairman of a House committee that exercises jurisdiction over election legislation and proposed constitutional amendments.

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Bratcher becomes the second Louisville-area lawmaker in a matter of days to pass up re-election to the House to run for a Metro Council seat in 2024. Democratic state Rep. Josie Raymond announced similar plans to run for office. present to the metro council in another district. Bratcher called it “one hell of a coincidence.”

The exterior of the Kentucky Capitol is seen April 7, 2021 in Frankfort, Kentucky. State Rep. Kevin Bratcher announced his intention on Nov. 30, 2023, to run for a seat on the Louisville Metro Council next year, which would culminate a long career in state law that has placed the lawmaker Republican at the forefront of school safety, juvenile justice and a host of other issues. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, file)

Bratcher’s House district covers parts of Jefferson County, including Fern Creek. He said Thursday that he saw the move as a “good solution” for him.

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“The older I get, the more interested I become in local issues, just trying to make Fern Creek and the city of Louisville a better place to live,” Bratcher said in a telephone interview. “And I think I can do a lot in this area if the voters let me.”

In a statement, Kentucky House Speaker David Osborne said Bratcher will be missed, praising his colleague’s work on issues such as juvenile justice and public education.

“Although Kevin Bratcher has never been one to seek attention or attention, his legislative career has undoubtedly been one of the most important and positive for Louisville and Jefferson County,” Osborne said.

Bratcher helped spearhead measures to strengthen school safety and improve the state’s troubled juvenile justice system. The House committee he leads could attract considerable attention in next year’s session if it considers a possible constitutional amendment addressing school choice issues.

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Bratcher’s announcement comes as Republicans and Democrats recruit candidates for next year’s general election. The GOP holds supermajorities in both legislative chambers.

Another lawmaker who recently announced he would not run for re-election next year is Republican state Rep. Danny Bentley, who represents a district in northeastern Kentucky. Bentley was a driving force behind legislation intended to help shore up rural hospital finances and make insulin more affordable for patients. He chairs the House Budget Subcommittee on Health and Family Services.

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