Wilson started a temporary job as general council and executive director for the office of legal services at the Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD) on Aug. 27. He said it always intended to be a temporary job that he would have until the end of Gov. Ernie Fletcher’s first term and that he would still be leaving even if Fletcher had been reelected in November.
Wilson’s father, Marvin Wilson, filled in at most of the city meetings for the last few months. Republican Party leaders recently picked Marvin to run in a special election on Feb. 5 for the Sixth District House seat recently vacated by Rep. J.R. Gray, the Paducah Sun reported on Dec. 29. Gray resigned in December to become commissioner of labor in the new Steve Beshear administration. Marvin will be running against the Democratic nominee, Will Coursey of Benton.
Allen and Marvin both practice law in Eddyville at Wilson Law Firm, PLLC.