Republican House Member Decides Not to Seek Re-election

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Republican state Rep. David Floyd says he has decided not to seek another term in this year’s election.

The decision creates another seat for Republicans to defend in November, when the GOP will try to claim control of the House and complete its takeover of the General Assembly.

Floyd says in a statement Monday that he believes in term limits.

A spokeswoman for House Republican Floor Leader Jeff Hoover says Floyd will serve out the remainder of his term. Hoover told House colleagues late last week that Floyd’s family was dealt a setback with a medical diagnosis involving a family member. Floyd was absent from the House late last week.

The race for Floyd’s seat features one Republican and one Democratic candidate.

Floyd on Monday endorsed the GOP candidate.