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Georgetown’s Phillip Pratt will not seek reelection to Kentucky House in 2024

By: - December 13, 2023 10:48 am
Phillip Pratt

A four-term member of the Kentucky House will not seek reelection in 2024.

Rep. Phillip Pratt, R-Georgetown, said in a press release that he appreciated the “opportunity to serve Scott County in the Kentucky House of Representatives.” Pratt will serve in the upcoming 2024 regular session beginning in January. His term ends at the end of 2024. 

“This community is my home and my constituents are folks I’ve known all my life. I have never forgotten that and don’t ever intend to. However, the time has come to make a change and I’m looking forward to this next chapter,” Pratt said. “I look forward to finishing my current term and hopefully will have an opportunity to accomplish a few more things before it ends.”

Pratt is the chairman of the House Committee on Small Business and Information Technology and serves as a ranking member of the Agriculture; Economic Development and Workforce Investment; and Licensing, Occupations, and Administrative Regulations committees. Pratt also serves on the Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee; the Public Pension Oversight Board; and the Investments in Information Technology Improvement and Modernization Projects Oversight Board.

The candidate filing deadline is Jan. 5, 2024. 

Republican House Speaker David Osborne said in a statement that Pratt “certainly leaves Kentucky better off for the work he’s done as a State Representative.” 

“As a member, he’s worked tirelessly to advocate for his constituents, approaching each vote with careful consideration and holding state programs like accountable to both the people they serve and the taxpayers who pay for them,” Osborne said. “As a committee chair, his legacy will be measured in miles of high speed internet access, countless unnecessarily burdensome regulations avoided as a result of the KYREINS Act, and the growth of small businesses across the commonwealth. We’re going to miss Phil’s presence in the House, but also wish him the absolute best.”

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McKenna Horsley
McKenna Horsley

McKenna Horsley covers state politics for the Kentucky Lantern. She previously worked for newspapers in Huntington, West Virginia, and Frankfort, Kentucky. She is from northeastern Kentucky.

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