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Rep. Carl Rollins resigns; governor will call
for special election June 25 to fill House seat

Kentucky Rep. Carl Rollins, who has served the House of Representatives’ 56th district for the past seven sessions, has resigned to take a full-time position with the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority and the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corp.

Rep. Carl Rollins (Photo from LRC.gov)

The 56th House district includes Woodford County and part of Fayette and Franklin counties. Rollins, chair of the House Education Committee, has been highly involved in working to improve public education in Kentucky.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you and with all of my colleagues in the General Assembly, but it is now time for me to accept more responsibility in my professional life,” Rollins said in a letter to Gov. Steve Beshear. “I look forward to working with you and your administration in this new position as we continue to expand opportunities for students to pursue postsecondary education.”

Rollins’ resignation is effective at the close of business today. Gov. Steve Beshear will call for a special election on Tuesday, June 25t, to fill Rep. Rollins’ 56th District House seat.


From Rep. Carl Rollins’ office

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