State Representative Sannie Overly will not seek re-election in 2018


PARIS, Ky. (WTVQ) – After serving as a Kentucky state representative for ten years, Sannie Overly announced Tuesday she will not run for re-election in 2018.

“It’s been an honor to serve the people of Bath, Bourbon, Fayette and Nicholas counties,” Overly said. “I’ve traveled across the district and the commonwealth and met many outstanding people, but the best feeling is coming home to my family, friends and colleagues. The hard-working people of District 72 are the heart of our state, and I am proud to count myself as a member of our community.”

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Overly was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2008. In 2013, she became the first female member elected to House leadership in the history of the Commonwealth and served as the House Majority Caucus Chair for four years. While in the General Assembly, she was a champion for public education, working families and victims of human trafficking.

“I’ve dedicated my time as your state representative working to improve the lives of the people in our community, securing state funding for investment in the district, and representing your interests in Frankfort,”

Overly said. “I am confident the great men and women in this district will elect a capable representative who will continue to build on the progress we have made so far in education, health care and jobs. I look forward to serving the people of the commonwealth again in the future.”

Overly will continue to practice law in Paris, Kentucky, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.