Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-07-17 10:58:44 –
Kentucky representative John Bam Kearney, former leader of the House of Representatives, has died.
This comes after he gets home After being hospitalized more than a year ago due to a serious illness.
Kearney got sick on Christmas 2019. He was diagnosed with pancreatitis and caused several life-threatening complications.
Senator Mitch McConnell issued the following statement about Kearney’s death:
Bam Kearney was a tireless civil servant and his dedication to fellow Kentuckies was endless. He has improved the lives of his members through more than a decade of hard work and dedication in central Kentucky and its people. His election to lead a Kentucky Republican leader to the leader of the House of Representatives was a testament to his strong personality, and he was a passionately embraced role.
During his tenure, Bam tackled difficult problems, fought for the most vulnerable students in Kentucky, and used his expertise as an educator and coach to change the federation for the better. During his long illness, he continued to serve differently by inspiring others in the face of difficulties. The Kentucky people are deeply grateful for his advocacy and work.
From the Capitol to the classrooms to the US Senate, Kentucky citizens are deeply saddened by this loss. Elaine and I express our heartfelt condolences to Bam’s family, colleagues and friends.
Auditor Mike Harmon also issued a statement:
House Democratic Caucus leaders Joni Jenkins, Derrick Graham and Angie Hatton have issued the following statement:
We deeply mourn the death of our best friend, State Assemblyman Bam Kearney, who is proud to serve with us at the Kentucky House, and pray for his family during this difficult time. For over a year and a half, he fought his illness with the same level of determination and dignity he brought to his work as a legislator and legislator. He was a good civil servant and sincerely believed that we were united as Kentucky, whatever our difference. He will be missed, but his life and heritage will never be forgotten.
Kearney Representing Taylor and Adea counties In the 51st ward. He was first elected in 2009.