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Kentucky Democratic Party chair to resign

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The chairman of the Kentucky Democratic Party will resign, according to an email sent late Friday night.

An email sent from the KDP and signed from Patrick Hughes said the chairman had notified the KDP’s executive committee that he planned to resign as chair in order to return to his law practice.

“I am doing all I can to facilitate a smooth transition to a new Chair so as to maximize the Democrats’ opportunities to preserve, and perhaps strengthen, their majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives,” Hughes said in an email.

Hughes said a committee has been formed to search for a new chair. Interested persons should send a resume and statement of qualifications to searchcommittee@kydemocrat.com no later than 4:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15.

The resignation comes shortly after the state elected its second Republican governor in four decades.

Matt Bevin took office last month after defeating Jack Conway in the election last November. For the first time in modern history, three of the five constitutional officers are Republican.

Recently, a few members of the state legislature have also changed their affiliation from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party

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