FRANKFORT - Rep. Lonnie Napier, R-Lancaster, announced that he is running for re-election to the state House of Representatives. A veteran lawmaker, Napier has served for 10 terms since being elected in 1984.
"I consider it a distinct privilege to serve in the General Assembly and I am honored to represent the people of my district. I have worked hard to bring projects home and I will continue to do the same in the future," Napier said.
Napier has gained statewide recognition for his work on behalf of Kentucky's farmers. During the 2005 regular session, he led the charge to get a $114 million allocation passed in order to ensure that tobacco farmers received the Phase II Tobacco Settlement payments they expected, but did not receive, from tobacco companies in 2004.
Napier said he was running again because he wants to continue to bring the money to his district, as well as continue working to get a new college for Lancaster. He also plans to continue to make sure the Herrington Lake State Park and Resort is built.