Kentucky Congressman Geoff Davis resigns
By Hannah Mead
Lexington, KENTUCKY: U.S. Representative Geoff Davis announced his resignation on July 31. Kentucky will hold a special election to fill Davis' seat, which he initially planned to leave at the end of this term.
As required by the U.S. Constitution, Kentucky will have to schedule a special election to fill the remainder of Davis' term, which ends in January 2013. While the election could be scheduled as soon as early September, it is most likely to be set for the same time as the general election on November 6. Thomas Massie (R) and Bill Adkins (D) are already set to vye for the next full term in the general election.
Fellow Republican Representative Dave Camp of Michigan said "As much as he will be missed in the committee between now and the end of the year, I fully support and respect Geoff’s decision to take care of what matters most – family."
- Courier Journal, "Geoff Davis resigns from Congress, cites family health issue," July 31, 2012
- Washington Post, "Republican Rep. Geoff Davis of Kentucky resigns, cites a family health issue," July 31, 2012
- Politico, "Rep. Geoff Davis resigns from Congress," July 31, 2012
- Roll Call, "Breaking: Geoff Davis Resigns From Congress," July 31, 2012