Dorothy Jean “Dottie” Priddy, who represented the old 45th District in the Kentucky General Assembly for more than 20 years and served two terms on the Jefferson County School Board, died this morning.
She was 75.
Priddy died at Norton Hospital after a long illness, according to Jeff Noble, a family friend and a former campaign manager for her.
She represented southwestern Jefferson County, from Okolona to Valley Station, in the House from 1969 until 1991, and for a time was chairwoman of the county legislative delegation.
In the 1970s, she gained national notoriety for disclosing that she regularly carried a revolver, often concealed under pantsuits, strapped to her ankle.
She was elected to the Jefferson County School Board in 1998 and served 12 years. She resigned in March 2006.
Arrangements are pending.
Published in The Courier-Journal from June 30 to July 8, 2008