The Senate Democratic Caucus has elected its leadership team has named Senator Johnny Ray Turner as caucus chair for its leadership team. Senator Turner previously served as caucus chair from 2003 to 2015 and replaces Senator Dorsey Ridley of Henderson. Additional members of the leadership team include Senator Morgan McGarvey of Louisville replacing Senator Ray Jones of Pikeville as Senate Democratic floor leader, and Senator Dennis Parrett of Elizabethtown was re-elected as caucus whip. The new leadership team will officially begin their duties when the legislature convenes the 2019 Regular Legislative Session on Tuesday, January 8, 2018 for a brief organizational session, which will conclude Friday, January 11, 2018. Legislators will return to Franfort on Tuesday, February 5 to continue the 2019 Legislative Session.