By Associated Press - Friday, November 14, 2014

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen has taken the oath of office for a second time, during a public ceremony in Frankfort.

Luallen, who was appointed to succeed Jerry Abramson, was sworn in during a private ceremony Thursday at the home of retired Kentucky Chief Justice John Palmore. Abramson resigned to accept a job as deputy assistant to President Barack Obama.

Palmore administered the oath of office to Luallen with about 25 of her friends attending.

On Friday, Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd administered the oath to Luallen in the Capitol Rotunda.

Luallen is a former state auditor and has worked for six governors with positions including budget director and secretary of the finance and tourism cabinets.

She says she doesn’t expect to run for office later.


Previous versions of this story incorrectly identified the judge administering the oath of office on Friday. It was Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd, not Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Daniel Venters.

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