Gov. Bevin's new appointment means Democrats lose another House - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Gov. Bevin's new appointment means Democrats lose another House seat

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Democrats are losing yet another seat in the Kentucky House -- at least for now.

Governor Matt Bevin has appointed Representative Tanya Pullen from eastern Kentucky, to a judge's post.

She's the second Democrat the Republican governor has named to another position.

The appointment further shrinks the Democrat's slim majority in the House.

House Speaker Greg Stumbo says he's confident Democrats will win Pullen's seat in a special election, and hold their majority in the House.

"I believe Kentuckians want a balance to their government. I believe they like the fact that the Democrats have a say and the Republicans have a say and so I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't see many of those numbers change," said Speaker Stumbo.

Stumbo says Pullen's departure comes as no surprise. He says she wanted to retire two years ago because of family needs.

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