Mobley will not seek re-election
After eight years in office, State Rep. Russ Mobley has decided not to seek re-election this November.
Mobley, R-Campbellsville, made the announcement in a press release on Tuesday.
"It has been a great pleasure to serve the citizens of the 51st House District for the past eight years," Mobley stated. "We have made great strides in education; road and transportation enhancements; and infrastructure improvements. I'm proud to say I was a part of that process."
During his tenure in office, Mobley has served on the education, transportation, labor and industry, and postsecondary education committees. Mobley says he carefully considered each vote, keeping his constituents' best interests at heart.
While he is proud of what he has helped accomplish, particularly the new justice center in Taylor County, Mobley said it is time for a change.
"Recently, some health problems have arisen, and I feel that it is time to give others the opportunity to serve the people of Taylor and Adair counties. I want to thank all of my supporters and the citizens of the 51st House District.
"I will always look back on my time in the House of Representatives with pride and honor."