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Ernie Harris

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Ernie Harris
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Kentucky State Senate District 26
Incumbent
In office
1995-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 19
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$188.22/day
Per diem$135.30/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kentucky
Master'sWebster University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Personal
BirthdayDecember 23, 1947
Place of birthLouisville
ReligionSouthern Baptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ernie Harris (b. December 23, 1947) is a Republican member of the Kentucky State Senate, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

Harris earned his B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky and his M.A. in Management from Webster University. His professional experience includes working as a United Postal Service Pilot, a Dairy and Tobacco Farmer and a Commercial Airline Pilot. He served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kentucky Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations and Revenue
Economic Development, Tourism and Labor
State and Local Government
Transportation, Chair
Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kentucky State Senate will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 28, 2014. Incumbent Ernie Harris is unopposed in the Republican primary.[1]

2010

See also: Kentucky State Senate elections, 2010

Harris defeated Democratic candidate John Black by a margin of 30,305 to 21,656 in the November 2 general election.[2]

In the May 18 primary election, Harris defeated opponent Don Godfrey by a margin of 9,109 to 3,626.[3]

Kentucky State Senate, District 26 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Ernie Harris (R) 30,305 58.3%
John Black (D) 21,656 41.7%

2006

Harris was re-elected to the 26th District Seat in the Kentucky State Senate. He had no opposition.[4] Harris raised $44,520 for his campaign.[5]

Kentucky State Senate, District 26 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.pngErnie Harris (R) 31,137 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Harris is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, Harris raised a total of $603,762 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 11, 2013.[6]

Ernie Harris's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kentucky State Senate, District 26 Not up for election $5,000
2010 Kentucky State Senate, District 26 Won $311,670
2008 Kentucky State Senate, District 26 Not up for election $8,842
2006 Kentucky State Senate, District 26 Won $44,520
2004 Kentucky State Senate, District 26 Not up for election $3,165
2002 Kentucky State Senate, District 26 Won $68,274
2000 Kentucky State Senate, District 26 Not up for election $2,412
1998 Kentucky State Senate, District 26 Won $113,692
1996 Kentucky State Senate, District 26 Not up for election $7,590
1994 Kentucky State Senate, District 26 Won $38,597
Grand Total Raised $603,762

2012

Harris was not up for election to the Kentucky State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Harris raised a total of $5,000.

2010

Harris won re-election to the Kentucky State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Harris raised a total of $311,670.

2008

Harris was not up for election to the Kentucky State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Harris raised a total of $8,842.

2006

Harris won re-election to the Kentucky State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Harris raised a total of $44,520.

2004

Harris was not up for election to the Kentucky State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Harris raised a total of $3,165.

2002

Harris won re-election to the Kentucky State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Harris raised a total of $68,274.

2000

Harris was not up for election to the Kentucky State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Harris raised a total of $2,412.

1998

Harris won re-election to the Kentucky State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Harris raised a total of $113,692.

1996

Harris was not up for election to the Kentucky State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Harris raised a total of $7,590.

1994

Harris won election to the Kentucky State Senate in 1994. During that election cycle, Harris raised a total of $38,597.

Personal

Harris has a wife, Janet.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rick W. Rand
Kentucky Senate District 26
1995–present
Succeeded by
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