GRAVES COUNTY, KY—State Recurrentative Richard Heath, a Republican, introduced his run for Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner in 2023 and re-election to the statehouse in 2022.
Heath made the announcement Saturday morning in Mayfield. Heath, a Graves County native, recurrents the second district of Kentucky which covers Graves County and parts of McCracken County.
“I even Want to proceed to be your state recurrentative in Frankfort and proceed to Carry out chair of The house Agriculture Committee,” Heath said. “So This permits me To Do this As a Outcome of the ag commissioner race Is not the identical yr As a Outcome of the state recurrentative race.
For the previous 5 yrs, Heath has served As a Outcome of the chair of the Kentucky House Agriculture Committee. Heath said his run for re-election would probably be his final run for state office.
“That might not a stepping stone for The subsequent political office. This Is in a place to in all probability wrap up my political profession and let me go our on prime recurrenting you guys and agriculture throughout the state,” Heath said.
Heath ran for Agriculture Commissioner in 2015 and misplaced to The current Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles by Decrease than 1500 votes Inside the Republican primary.
Quarles, a Republican, has publicly introduced a potential run for governor in the direction of current Democratic Governor Andy Beshear.