State Rep. Frank Rasche, D-Paducah, said he will resign his House seat to accept a position as a policy adviser and legislative liaison in the Kentucky Department of Education.
He anticipates resigning by the middle of August but said the timetable depends on how long it takes to process his employment paperwork. “I’ve been offered a job and have accepted the job, but won’t resign until I’m sure everything is finalized,” Rasche said. He doesn’t anticipate any problems but said the paperwork can take up to four weeks to process.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Education confirmed Rasche has spoken with Commissioner Jon Draud about accepting a top-level position. Lisa Gross said there could be an announcement in a few days.
Rasche was first elected to the 3rd District House in 1992 and has been chairman of the House Education Committee since 1999. He also is a former member of the Paducah Board of Education.
The seat is expected to remain vacant for the rest of the year because no legislative sessions are scheduled. Lawmakers meet between sessions to study issues but have no authority to take official action...
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
This from the Paducah Sun (subscription):