Dea Riley

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Dea Riley
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Candidate for
Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
Dea Riley was an Independent candidate for Lieutenant Governor in the 2011 elections. She ran with Gatewood Galbraith.[1]



Riley and Galbraith lost to Steve Beshear and Jerry E. Abramson in the 2011 election.

Governor and Lt. Governor of Kentucky, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Beshear and Jerry E. Abramson 55.7% 464,245
     Republican David Williams and Richie Farmer 35.3% 294,034
     Independent Gatewood Galbraith and Dea Riley 9% 74,860
Total Votes 833,139


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Dea Riley grew up in Shelby County, Kentucky. She began a marketing career, focusing on the skiing and resort industries, in Utah. After returning to Kentucky, Riley refocused her marketing work on politics in response to the state's economic needs. Since then, she has sat on numerous philanthropic boards and served as a campaign manager to more than half a dozen races.

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