Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson Resigns For White House Post; Crit Luallen to Replace Him
Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson will resign on Nov. 13 for a post in the White House, and former state Auditor Crit Luallen will be appointed in his place, Gov. Steve Beshear announced Thursday.
Abramson will be President Obama's liaison to state and local government, the Associated Press reports.
The AP adds:
Luallen was the state auditor from 2004-2012. In recent years, she's frequently been mentioned as a potential candidate for other statewide offices.
Abramson was mayor of the old City of Louisville from 1986 to 1999. He was elected Louisvlle Metro's first mayor in 2002 and served two terms. He was elected lieutenant governor with Beshear in 2011.
Beshear praised both Abramson and Luallen in announcing the change.
Abramson's resignation and Luallen's appointment will be effective at 5 p.m. Nov. 13.
We'll have more on Thursday's announcement later today.
Update: Luallen said she won't run for governor in 2015.
Update: Abramson said: