Joey Pendleton

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Joey Pendleton
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Kentucky State Senate District 3
Former Member
In office
President Pro Tempore, Kentucky Senate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchArmy National Guard
Years of service1968-1974
Date of birthMay 3, 1946
Place of birthHopkinsville, KY
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Joey Pendleton (b. May 3, 1946) is a former Democratic member of the Kentucky State Senate, representing District 3 from 1993 to 2013 and serving as State Senate President Pro Tempore in 1999. Pendleton was a Magistrate on the Fiscal Court of Christian County from 1990 to 1993.

Pendleton attended Hopkinsville Community College in 1965. He also attended Murray State University from 1964 to 1968.

Pendleton was a Dairy Farmer for the Farm Loan Office of the First City Bank and Trust Company from 1968 to 1973. He worked as a Sales Representative for WR Grace and Company from 1972 to 1973. He was enlisted in the Army National Guard from 1968 to 1974. He was also Regional Manager of WR Grace and Company from 1973 to 1975. Pendleton then worked as Owner/Operator of Greenlawn Farms from 1976 to 2004. He is currently a farmer and Project Manager for the School of Agriculture at Murray State University.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Kentucky State Senate elections, 2012

Pendleton ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Kentucky State Senate District 3. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 22, 2012, and was defeated by Whitney Westerfield in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Kentucky State Senate, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWhitney Westerfield 50.4% 18,457
     Democratic Joey Pendleton Incumbent 49.6% 18,160
Total Votes 36,617


On November 4, 2008, Pendleton won re-election to the 3rd District Seat in the Kentucky State Senate, defeating opponent Tom Jones (R).[3] Pendleton raised $264,390 for his campaign, while Jones raised $173,902.[4]

Kentucky State Senate, District 3 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joey Pendleton (D) 21,410 56.5%
Tom Jones (R) 16,479 43.5%

Campaign donors


In 2008, Pendleton collected $264,390 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Kentucky Democratic Party $36,535
Kentucky Education Association $2000
Scott, Richard $2000
Kentucky Attorneys Political Action Trust $2000


Pendleton and his wife, Diane, have two children.

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Preceded by
Kentucky State Senate District 3
Succeeded by
Whitney Westerfield (R)