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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) – House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, took the oath of office Wednesday and was sworn in as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
This marks the beginning of Speaker Stumbo's third term as leader of the 100-member chamber.
Speaker Stumbo remains the first and only Eastern Kentuckian to lead the House of Representatives.
"I am honored that my fellow legislators have chosen me to lead our chamber and I am humbled by the trust that they have placed in me," Stumbo said in a news release.
"The House of Representatives has always been ‘the people's house' and I will work hard every day to make sure the people of Kentucky remain our only priority. Over the next two years, I look forward to working with my friends on both sides of the aisle to do all we can for our constituents, Kentucky families and the Commonwealth as a whole."
A graduate of the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Speaker Stumbo previously served as Assistant Floyd County Attorney and held the position of Martin City Attorney for three years. He also served as Trial Commissioner to the Floyd County District Court for one year.