FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) -- A state lawmaker from Louisville says he will not run for a leadership role in next year's General Assembly.

House Majority Whip Kevin Bratcher says he won't seek reelection to his leadership position, when lawmakers return to Frankfort in January.

On Twitter, Bratcher said, "4 yrs ago I began traveling around KY to make it red. We did it. Then it was a great honor to b/c the first GOP WHIP in 100 yrs. But I will not seek any LS spot this next term. I look fwd to becoming a hard working House member."

The Louisville Republican carried 53.4 percent of the vote in the 29th House District election against Democrat Ronel Brown, winning by a margin of 1,315 votes.

Bratcher has already pre-filed two bills in the Kentucky House concerning animals. The first bill would make a second offense of animal cruelty a Class D felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. The second bill is a so-called Good Samaritan law, which would protect people who break windshields to rescue animals thought to be in distress.

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