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Stumbo To Run For Attorney General In 2019

Posted at 8:45 PM, Dec 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-28 21:48:03-05

(LEX 18) — Greg Stumbo, a former Kentucky attorney general and Speaker of the House of Representatives, confirmed Friday to LEX 18 that he plans to run again for attorney general in 2019.

2016 FILE photo of Gregory Stumbo (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Stumbo, a Democrat who currently is an attorney with Morgan and Morgan, tells LEX 18 that — barring something unforeseen — he will formally announce his candidacy in the new year.

Stumbo said that he hopes to continue the fight against the commonwealth’s opioid epidemic, which has been a priority of current Attorney General Andy Beshear.

Beshear is running for governor next year.

Stumbo previously served as Kentucky attorney general from 2004 to 2008.

Whitney Westerfield, a Kentucky state senator and attorney from Hopkinsville, says he has filed the paperwork to run for attorney general on the Republican ticket.