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Charles Kendall Hatchett

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Charles Kendall Hatchett
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Kentucky, District 1
Elections and appointments
Next primaryMay 20, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolLone Oak High School
BirthdaySeptember 24, 1951
Place of birthPaducah, Kentucky
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Charles Kendall Hatchett is a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Kentucky.[1]

He was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Kentucky. Hatchett defeated James Buckmaster in the Democratic primary on May 22, 2012, but was defeated by Ed Whitfield (R) in the general election.[2]


Hatchett was born on September 24, 1951, at Riverside Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky.[3]


He is a real estate broker and a principal auctioneer.[3]


Campaign themes


Hatchett outlined four points which he "stood for" on his campaign website.[4]

  • "Praying in Jesus' Name to the God of Creation."[5]
  • "Revamping trade agreements to free and fair trade, so companies using labor from Asia and Mexico must pay the equivalent to USA minimum wage."[6]
  • "Having a congressional council like a small city mayor has a city council. The council will oversee the district affairs including the vote."[7]
  • "Being committed to the people. We will go forward through the future frontier. The wagon train will be made up of the old, the young, the sick, the unemployed, the non-voters and no one will be left beside the trail. I intend to make it with the whole family intact. This nation needs to remember how futures are built."[8]

Hatchett was also in favor of creating a National Reserve in Western Kentucky for American's horses.[3]



See also: Kentucky's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Hatchett is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Kentucky's 1st District.[1] Hatchett is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.


See also: Kentucky's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Hatchett was defeated by incumbent Ed Whitfield.[9] Hatchett ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Kentucky's 1st District. Hatchett won the nomination on the Democratic ticket.[10] Hatchett defeated James Buckmaster in the Democratic primary. He was defeated by incumbent Ed Whitfield, who ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Candidates who wished to run were initially required to file by the signature filing deadline of January 31, 2012. However because the legislature was unable to complete new redistricting maps on time, the deadline was pushed back one week.[11] The new deadline was February 7.[12] The primary elections were held on May 22, 2012.[13]

U.S. House, Kentucky District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Charles Kendall Hatchett 30.4% 87,199
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEd Whitfield Incumbent 69.6% 199,956
Total Votes 287,155
Source: Kentucky Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"
U.S. House, Kentucky District 1 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Kendall Hatchett 59.1% 19,127
James Buckmaster 40.9% 13,239
Total Votes 32,366


Hatchett has two children, Matthew and Melissa, and three grandchildren, Aaron Keys, Greg Kraft and Noah Hatchett.[3]

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