Carl Rollins, II

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Carl Rollins, II
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Kentucky House of Representatives District 56
Former Member
In office
2007-2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Magistrate
1999-2007
Mayor, City of Midway
1990-1994, 1996-1998
Education
Bachelor'sMorehead State University
Master'sUniversity of Kentucky
Ph.D.University of Kentucky
Personal
BirthdayAugust 4, 1947
ProfessionVice President for State Relations, Student Loan People/Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority
ReligionDisciples of Christ
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Carl Rollins, II (b. August 4, 1947) is a former Democratic member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing District 56 from 2007 to 2013. He resigned on April 24 to become executive director of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.[1]

Rollins was a Magistrate from 1999-2007, Mayor of the City of Midway from 1990-1994 and 1996-1998, and on the Midway City Council from 1986-1990.

Rollins is the Vice President for State Relations for the Student Loan People/Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. He has previously served as Director of Community Education at Woodford County Public Schools, Director of Admissions at Midway College, and Owner of Ashland Oil Distributorship.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

Rollins' website highlights the following campaign themes:[3]

Jobs

  • Excerpt:"I would propose that now is the time to modernize our tax code in order to make state revenue more stable so that we can protect these vital programs."

Education

  • Excerpt:"In higher education, we will continue to focus on college affordability and trying to bring spending under control at our public universities. While we would never want to sacrifice quality, we can make important inroads into how we fund the universities and hold them accountable for spending taxpayer dollars."

State Employees

  • Excerpt:"I vow to continue to fight for our state employees. The number of state employees has been drastically cut over the last six years and the remaining employees are expected to pick up the additional workload with no extra compensation."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Rollinsserved on the following committees:

Kentucky Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Chair
Licensing and Occupations
State Government, Vice-chair
Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Safety

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rollins served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rollins served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2012

Rollins won re-election in the 2012 election for Kentucky House of Representatives District 56. He defeated Jerry L. Atwood in the Democratic primary on May 22, 2012, and defeated Douglass Jones (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 56, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarl Rollins, II Incumbent 61.1% 12,931
     Republican Douglass Jones 38.9% 8,223
Total Votes 21,154
Kentucky House of Representatives, District 56 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCarl P. Rollins II Incumbent 70.3% 2,985
Jerry L. Atwood 29.7% 1,263
Total Votes 4,248

2010

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2010

Rollins' opponent in the November 2 general election was Republican candidate Lyen Crews. According to official results, Rollins defeated Crews by a margin of 8,590 to 7,846.[6]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 56 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Carl Rollins, II (D) 8,590
Lyen Crews (R) 7,846

Rollins ran unopposed in the May 18 Democratic primary election.[7]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Rollins was re-elected to the 56th District Seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives with no opposition.[8] He raised $27,298 for his campaign.[9]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 56 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngCarl Rollins, II (D) 14,364 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rollins is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Rollins raised a total of $260,959 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 21, 2013.[10]

Carl Rollins, II's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kentucky House, District 56 Won $94,672
2010 Kentucky House, District 56 Won $61,017
2008 Kentucky House, District 56 Won $27,298
2006 Kentucky House, District 56 Won $77,972
Grand Total Raised $260,959

2012

Rollins won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Rollins raised a total of $94,672.
Kentucky House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Carl Rollins, II's campaign in 2012
Kentucky House Democratic Caucus$20,000
Kentucky Democratic Party$10,000
Lexington Fire Fighters$2,000
Kentucky Education Association$2,000
Kentucky Optometric Association$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$94,672
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Rollins raised $61,017 in contributions.[11]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Kentucky House Democratic Caucus Campaign Cmte $10,000
Kentucky Optometric Association $2,000
Jones, Brereton $2,000
Kentucky Education Association $2,000

2008

In 2008 Rollins collected $27,298 in donations.[12]

Four of his largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Kentucky Optometric Association $600
Kentucky Automobile Dealers $600
Lexington Fire PAC $500
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $500

Personal

Rollins and his wife Brenda have one child.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joe Barrows
Kentucky House of Representatives District 56
2007–April 24, 2013
Succeeded by
James L. Kay II (D)