David Boswell

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David Boswell
David E. Boswell.jpg
Kentucky State Senate District 8
Former senator
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Sales/Marketing Director
David Boswell (b. November 20, 1949) was a Democratic member of the Kentucky State Senate from 1991-2011. He represented the 8th District. Boswell served in the Kentucky State House of Representatives from 1978 to 1983. He then was Commissioner of Agriculture for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture from 1984 to 1988. He was a Board Member for the Green River Area Development District from 1978 to 1983 and again from 1990 to the present. He was also a candidate for the United States House of Representatives, District 2, in 2008.

Boswell received his diploma from Owensboro Catholic High School in 1968. He went on to attend Brescia University and Western Kentucky University in 1972 and 1973, respectively.

Boswell has worked as a Sales Executive for Energy Resources Development. He was a Legislative Agent from 1987 to 1988. He worked as Legislative Liaison for the Office of Governor Wallace G. Wilkinson from 1989 to 1990. He then worked in Energy Development for Addwest Mining Company from 1991 to 1996. He has been a Sales/Marketing Director for Executive Inn-Rivermont Hotel & Convention Center since 1996.

Committee assignments

While a member of the Kentucky State Senate, Boswell served on the following committees:



See also: Kentucky State Senate elections, 2010

Boswell lost to Republican candidate Joe Bowen by a margin of 18,073 to 16,904 in the November 2 general election.[1]

In the May 18 primary election, Boswell ran unopposed.[2]


On November 7, 2006, Boswell was re-elected to the 8th District Seat in the Kentucky State Senate. He was un-opposed.[3] Boswell raised $9,600 for his campaign.[4]

Kentucky State Senate, District 8 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
David Boswell (D) 23,616 100%

Campaign donors


Boswell has collected $138,355 in donations in 2010.[5]


In 2006, Boswell collected $9,600 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Kentucky Equine Education Alliance $2,000
Kentucky Optometric Association $1,500
Kentucky Hospital Association $1,250
Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 633 $1,000


Boswell and his wife, Sandi, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kentucky State House
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Delbert S. Murphy
Kansas State Senate District 8
Succeeded by
Joe Bowen (R)