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Chris Hightower
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Candidate for
Kentucky House of Representatives District 16
High schoolLogan County High School
Date of birth12/22/1971
Place of birthRussellville, Kentucky
Campaign website
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Chris Hightower was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 16 of the Kentucky House of Representatives.

Hightower was involved in his family's construction business prior to the housing crisis of 2006.[1]


Campaign themes

Hightower's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Protect Our Rights & Liberty

  • Excerpt:"Chris will diligently guard the right to life, and work to restore prosperity by opposing job killing over-regulation, federal overreach and government control of our property."

Stop Borrowing

  • Excerpt:"Chris will never vote for a budget that isn’t balanced. We simply cannot continue to spend more than we take in."

Tax Reform Leads To Jobs

  • Excerpt:"Chris will introduce more tax and fiscal sanity solutions essential to allow our economy to expand."

Protect The Second Amendment

  • Excerpt:"Chris will always vote to safeguard our right to self-defense."

End Corruption

  • Excerpt:"Chris will introduce legislation to enact term limits and end the legislators’ pension, which subsidizes career politicians. Leading by example, he will limit himself to two terms and not participate in the pension."



See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hightower ran in the 2012 election for Kentucky House of Representatives District 16. He defeated Kent Wilson in the Republican primary on May 22, 2012, and was defeated by incumbent Martha Jane King (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMartha King Incumbent 54.3% 8,143
     Republican Chris Hightower 45.7% 6,861
Total Votes 15,004
Kentucky House of Representatives, District 16 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Hightower 53.4% 412
Kent Wilson 46.6% 359
Total Votes 771


Hightower and his wife LaDonna have four children.[4]

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