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SLC Featured a Familiar Face from Years Past in Frankfort


After serving in Kentucky’s general assembly for almost three decades, David Williams was back among a large contingent of state lawmakers this week in Lexington.  The former Senate President is now a circuit judge in southern Kentucky.  Williams attended this week’s Southern Legislative Conference.  In his private law practice, Williams says he was filtered from a great many defendants.  “And now I see all these people with various challenges, drug addiction, conflict in their lives.  And, it really gives me an opportunity, at my age to have a little sympathy and empathy for what they are going through,” said Williams.

Williams says one tends to mellow over the years and a judge has the opportunity to give self-esteem back to some people appearing in court.   He has no plans to try to return to the halls of the capitol.  “So, if I’m vital I’m gonna continue doing what I’m doing.  I don’t ever plan on retiring.  If the people of my district want to have me back, I’m very well satisfied.  I had my time in state government and my time in politics.  I enjoyed most aspects of it. It was a blessing to have that opportunity,” added Williams.

Williams calls his time on the bench now a ‘completely new career’ that involves dealing with people’s problems on an individual basis. ?

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