Ed Worley

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Ed Worley
Kentucky State Senate District 34
Former senator
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession General Contractor
Ed Worley (b. December 28, 1956) was a Democratic member of the Kentucky State Senate from 1999-2011. He represented the 34th District and was Minority Leader from 2002-2011. He was also a member of the Kentucky Democratic Party State Central Committee.

Worley earned his B.S. in political science from Eastern Kentucky University in 1978. Worley was City Manager for the City of Richmond from 1978 to 1998. He has been a self-employed General Contractor since 1978.

Committee assignments

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



See also: Kentucky State Senate elections, 2010

Worley did not run for re-election to the 34th District Seat in the Kentucky State Senate in 2010.


On November 7, 2006, Worley was re-elected to the 34th District Seat in the Kentucky State Senate, defeating Barry Metcalf (R) and Donald VanWinkle (Evangelical Christian).[1] Worley raised $308,097 for his campaign, while Metcalf raised $52,515 and VanWinkle raised $0.[2]

Kentucky State Senate, District 34 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngEd Worley (D) 16,567 55.7%
Barry Metcalf (R) 12,263 41.2%
Donald VanWinkle (E.C.) 916 3.1%

Campaign donors


In 2008, a year in which Worley was not up for re-election, he collected $9,600 in donations.[3]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Halfhill, WM $1,000
Kentucky Association of Healthcare Facilities $1,000
Brickner, David $1,000
Kanan, Thomas $1,000


In 2006 Worley collected $308,097 in donations.[4]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Kentucky Democratic Party $5,000
Kentucky Equine Education Alliance $2,000
Mine Workers $2,000
Kentucky Hospital Association $2,000


Worley and his wife, Jamie, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Barry Metcalf
Kentucky Senate District 34
Succeeded by
Jared Carpenter (R)