David Patterson

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David Patterson
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Kentucky
High schoolPaul G. Blazer High School
Bachelor'sEastern Kentucky University, 1995
BirthdayAugust 9, 1971
Place of birthLouisville, Kentucky
ProfessionPeace Officer
Campaign website
David Patterson is a 2014 Libertarian candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Kentucky.[1]


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


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]


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]



See also: United States Senate elections in Kentucky, 2014

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

Campaign themes

Patterson's goal is to maximize individual liberty by curbing government interference into the personal lives of Americans. He seeks 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]


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

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