Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

September 27, 2013

‘Leadership vacuum’ worries legislators

By RONNIE ELLIS
Glasgow Daily Times

FRANKFORT —

Legislative leaders want to address the “leadership vacuum” created by the resignation of their staff director at a meeting of the Legislative Research Commission next week.

The LRC is governed by 16 party leaders from both parties and both chambers of the General Assembly and co-chaired by the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate. The term is also widely used to describe the staffing arm of the legislature which was headed by Robert “Bobby” Sherman for 14 years before he resigned last Friday.

Sherman’s resignation came in the wake of a growing list of allegations of sexual harassment and other alleged inappropriate behavior by lawmakers toward LRC staff.



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