Kentucky Democrats elect Patrick Hughes as new chairman

The executive board of Kentucky Democratic Party has unanimously elected attorney Patrick Hughes as the party’s new chairman.
    
Hughes, or Edgewood, served as Chief Deputy Attorney General to Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway in 2011 and 2012. He currently is a partner at Dressman, Benzinger and LaValle.
    
In a news release on the election, Gov. Steve Beshear called Hughes “a passionate, dedicated and thoughtful leader who understands what’s important to Kentucky families.”
    
Hughes succeeds Dan Logsdon, who served as party chair for four and a half years.

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