LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Conservative Republican State Representative Stan Lee, of Lexington, withdrew from the 2020 election on Friday, ending a nearly two decade tenure in the legislature.
Lee made the surprise announcement on Twitter.
“Recently I had to realize that for the past 19-years I put the General Assembly ahead of everything, including my family, my Church and my own health. As a result, I had to make the difficult decision not to seek re-election. It has been an honor to serve Fayette County,” Lee said on social media.
The former Minority Whip and Minority Caucus Chair went on to say, “It was a privilege to fight for what I believed in, especially the Right to Life and Religious liberty issues. I hope I was able to make Kentucky a better place. For those who might feel let down, I ask for your forgiveness.”
With Lee’s withdrawal from the race, Killian Timoney will be unopposed in the Republican Primary. Timoney is the head of plant operations for Fayette County Public Schools. Three Democrats are vying to take on Timoney in the General Election.