Representative Eddie Ballard who has served the Kentucky House of Representatives for 24 years has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2010. Representative Ballard who will turn 80 this year stated in his press release that he wanted to travel and spend time with his wife and family. Ballard is best known for his efforts and support of Veterans.
Most expect Madisonville Mayor William "Will" Cox Jr, to seek the seat. Will Cox is the son of William "Bill" Cox and the Grandson of former State Representative John Henry Cox.
Will Cox who is serving his first term as Mayor of Madisonville is expected to make a decision by the end of the year as to a possible run for the seat.