Rep. Danny Bentley Announces Legislative Retirement

After three terms in the Kentucky General Assembly, Representative Danny Bentley, R-Russell, announced on Wednesday that he would retire at the end of his current term.

“Serving in the Kentucky House is an incredible privilege, even more so because I have the opportunity to represent my hometown and so many of the people who made me who I am today. I am proud of who we are and excited about our potential,” Bentley said. “However, life has many chapters. While each provides a chance to help our fellow Kentuckians, they must all come to an end. I am ready to close this chapter and begin another that includes spending more time with my family and tackling new challenges for our region.”

Bentley, a pharmacist, represents the 98th House District, which includes all of Greenup County and a portion of Boyd. He was first elected in 2016 and currently chairs the budget subcommittee on Health and Family Services while serving on the Appropriations and Revenue; Banking and Insurance; Health Services; and Local Government committees.

“Rep. Bentley will be missed tremendously. He has been on the front lines of our efforts to improve public health, expand substance abuse recovery, and spur economic development and jobs. Danny’s dedicated his entire life to helping others and he will leave an incredible legacy,” House Speaker David Osborne said. “His work has resulted in countless positive initiatives. Because of his efforts, our commonwealth has a once in a generation opportunity to leverage funds from the opioid settlement to address substance abuse on the local and state levels.”

Bentley’s current term will end on December 31, 2024. Until then he will serve the district during the 2024 Regular Session and throughout the legislative interim.