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David Watkins

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David Watkins
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Kentucky House of Representatives District 11
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$1,788.51/month
Per diem$135.30/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWestern Kentucky University
Master'sWestern Kentucky University
M.D.University of Louisville
Personal
BirthdayMarch 10, 1943
ProfessionPhysician, The Heart Group
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
David Watkins (b. March 10, 1943) is a Democratic member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Watkins's professional experience includes working as a physician with The Heart Group.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Watkins served on the following committees:

Kentucky Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations and Revenue
Education
Health and Welfare, Vice-chair
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Watkins served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Watkins served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kentucky House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 28, 2014. Incumbent David A. Watkins defeated James Buckmaster in the Democratic primary, while Paul A. DeSpain was unopposed in the Republican primary.[1][2]

2012

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2012

Watkins won re-election in the 2012 election for Kentucky House of Representatives District 11. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 22, 2012, and defeated Paul A. DeSpain in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Watkins Incumbent 62% 9,714
     Republican Paul DeSpain 38% 5,949
Total Votes 15,663

2010

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2010

Watkins' opponent in the November 2 general election was Republican candidate Paul DeSpain. According to official results, Watkins defeated DeSpainby a margin of 7,078 to 4,609.[5]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 11 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Watkins (D) 7,078
Paul DeSpain (R) 4,609

Watkins was unopposed in the May 18 Democratic primary.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Watkins was re-elected to the 11th District Seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives with no opposition.[6] He raised $23,770 for his campaign.[7]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 11 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Watkins (D) 13,935 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Watkins is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Watkins raised a total of $124,177 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 11, 2013.[8]

David Watkins's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kentucky State House, District 11 Won $50,989
2010 Kentucky State House, District 11 Won $38,863
2008 Kentucky State House, District 11 Won $23,770
2006 Kentucky State House, District 11 Won $10,555
Grand Total Raised $124,177

2012

Watkins won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Watkins raised a total of $50,989.
Kentucky House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Watkins's campaign in 2012
Kentucky House Democratic Caucus$20,000
Kentucky Association of Healthcare Facilities$2,000
Kentucky Medical Association$2,000
Kentucky Hospital Association$1,000
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$50,989
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Watkins won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Watkins raised a total of $38,863.

2008

Watkins won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Watkins raised a total of $23,770.

2006

Watkins won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Watkins raised a total of $10,555.

Personal

Watkins is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association, Henderson Chamber of Commerce, Henderson Medical Society, and Kentucky Medical Association.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gross Clay Lindsay
Kentucky House of Representatives District 11
2007–present
Succeeded by
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