Kentucky Democratic Party elects first woman caucus leader in State history

(Photo: Kentucky General Assembly)
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Published: Dec. 20, 2019 at 5:15 PM EST
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Friday, December 20th was a historic day in the Commonwealth as the Kentucky Democratic Party elected a new minority floor leader.

Representative Joni Jenkins makes history as the first woman to lead either party's caucus.

Jenkins recently was re-elected and has been serving Kentucky's 44th district for almost 25 years.

She has served as chair of the House Women's Caucus, and is part of several committees including health and family services and child welfare.

Rep. Jenkins is a graduate of the University of Kentucky's school of journalism.

She replaces eastern Kentucky's Rocky Adkins, who resigned to serve as senior adviser to Governor Andy Beshear.