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Mon August 31, 2009
Webb Accepts Oath In KY Senate
By Tony McVeigh
Frankfort, KY – After submitting her House resignation letter to Gov. Steve Beshear, Robin Webb was sworn-in as State Senator for the 18th District. Carter Circuit Judge Rebecca Phillips did the honors. Sen. Webb, who's been in the House since 1999, says she's looking forward to her now role. "I've got a lot of friends on both sides of the aisle there, people that I've worked with on issues and the budget. The dynamic may be a little different, but the process and the I think everything is pretty close to the same."
Webb was first vice-chair of the House budget committee, and would like a seat on the Senate budget committee, but that'll be up to Senate Republican leaders, who will decide her committee assignments. Webb won last week's special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Republican Charlie Borders, who accepted a gubernatorial appointment to the Public Service Commission.