The wife of a former Kentucky lawmaker, whose family resigned his seat on his behalf after he was injured, now says she will seek his vacant seat.
Regina Bunch formally made the announcement Tuesday.
"My husband worked extremely hard to obtain the position of State Representative of the 82nd District," Regina Bunch said in a statement. "He felt it was time for a new approach and most importantly to restore integrity and confidence in government. He worked diligently, with the strategy of all working together to advance the Commonwealth."
Bunch's husband, Dewayne Bunch, was badly injured in April, while trying to break up a fight between students at Whitley County High School, where he's a teacher.
Bunch suffered a brain injury after falling to the ground. He's now being treated at a rehabilitation center in Atlanta.
Regina Bunch says in the next week, she will be meeting with members of the Republican Party committees from both Whitley and Laurel Counties to ask for their support.
The governor will decide when to call a special election to fill the seat.