Caucus suggests woman replace Davis statue

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The 19-member House Women’s Democratic Caucus in the General Assembly thinks a woman should be honored with a statue in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort.

As chair of the Kentucky House Democratic Women’s Caucus, state Rep. Lisa Willner of Louisville sent Gov. Andy Beshear a letter calling for a woman to be selected for the next statue placed in the Capitol Rotunda.

It would replace the one of Jefferson Davis that was removed a little over a week ago.

In addition, Willner and the caucus request the Rotunda have a rotating educational display of women and people of color until a statue is ready to be installed.

The letter (click to read Letter On Behalf of Kentucky House Democratic Womens Caucus) recommends eight potential candidates to be recognized.

The 19 members of the Kentucky House Democratic Women’s Caucus are Representatives Willner, Tina Bojanowski, Terri Branham Clark, McKenzie Cantrell, Kelly Flood, Angie Hatton, Kathy Hinkle, Joni Jenkins, Nima Kulkarni, Mary Lou Marzian, Patti Minter, Ruth Ann Palumbo, Josie Raymond, Rachel Roberts, Attica Scott, Maria Sorolis, Cherlynn Stevenson, Ashley Tackett Laferty, and Susan Westrom.

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