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Josh James / WUKY

Democrats’ thin majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives just narrowed further with the promotion of prominent Hopkinsville Rep. John Tilley.

Democratic Kentucky House Member Switching Parties

Nov 19, 2015
Legislative Research Commission

A Kentucky state House representative says he has switched parties and will run for re-election as a Republican.  Rep. Denver Butler filed for re-election on Thursday as a Republican, according to the Kentucky Secretary of State's office. His switch means Republicans are just four seats short of a majority, something they have not had in nearly a century. Kentucky is the only southern state to have a Democratic controlled House of Representatives.