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David Patterson
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Former candidate for
U.S. Senate, Kentucky
PartyLibertarian
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolPaul G. Blazer High School
Bachelor'sEastern Kentucky University, 1995
Personal
Date of birthAugust 9, 1971
Place of birthLouisville, Kentucky
ProfessionPeace Officer
Websites
Campaign website
David Patterson was a 2014 Libertarian candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Kentucky.[1]

Biography

Patterson is a lifelong Kentuckian. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky and grew up in Jefferson County, Oldham County and Ashland.[2]

Education

After graduating from Paul G. Blazer High School in Ashland, Kentucky, Patterson attended Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. Patterson transferred to Eastern Kentucky University where he earned a B.S. in police administration in 1995. In 1996, Patterson graduated from the Department of Criminal Justice's police academy.[2][3]

Career

Following graduation from the police academy, Patterson began a career as a Peace Officer in March, 1996. He has worked in this capacity for Transylvania University, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office, the Cynthiana Police Department, the Wilmore Police Department and the Lawrenceburg Police Department. He is currently employed with the City of Harrodsburg, Kentucky.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Kentucky, 2014

Patterson ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Kentucky. Patterson ran as a Libertarian candidate.[1] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

U.S. Senate, Kentucky General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMitch McConnell Incumbent 56.2% 806,787
     Democratic Alison Lundergan Grimes 40.7% 584,698
     Libertarian David Patterson 3.1% 44,240
Total Votes 1,435,725
Source: Kentucky Secretary of State

Campaign themes

Patterson's goal was to maximize individual liberty by curbing government interference into the personal lives of Americans. He sought to eliminate wasteful government spending and to work with members of both major parties to defund many government departments which he believes have outlived their usefulness.[3]

The following is an excerpt from Patterson's campaign website:

  • Brent Spence Bridge: "Before we decide to have a private company spend $2,700,000,000 on a new bridge, charge tolls on the public forever, and use cameras to spy on us, we should first look for smarter, cheaper alternatives."[4]

Personal

In 2009, Patterson married Ashley Nicole Davis. They live in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Patterson has a daughter and a son.[2]

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