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Kathy Stein

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Kathy Stein
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Current Court Information:
Kentucky Circuit Court 22
Title:   Family court judge
Position:   5th Division
Service:
Appointed by:   Gov. Steve Beshear
Active:   2013-2023
Preceded by:   Jo Ann Wise
Past post:   State Senator, Kentucky State Senate
Past term:   2009-2013
Personal History
Undergraduate:   University of Virginia
Law School:   University of Kentucky
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Kentucky Circuit Court 22
Position:  6th Division
State:  Kentucky
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Primary date:  5/20/2014
Election date:  11/4/2014

Kathy Stein is a family court judge for the Fayette County Family Court of the 22nd Judicial Circuit, which serves Fayette County of Kentucky.[1] She was appointed to the court by Governor Steve Beshear on October 14, 2013, to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Jo Ann Wise.[2]

Stein was sworn-in on October 21 of that year and was elected to a full eight-year term in 2014.[2] Her current term expires on January 1, 2023.[3]

Stein is a former Democratic member of the Kentucky State Senate, representing District 13 from 2009 to October 14, 2013. She resigned after she was appointed Fayette Family Court judge by Gov. Steve Beshear (D).[4]

Elections

2012

See also: Kentucky State Senate elections, 2012

Stein's downtown Lexington district was moved about 40 miles to the northeast during redistricting, which some Democrats considered a deliberate move by the Republican legislative leadership to displace her. Stein initially said that she would not move, but won re-election in the 2012 election for Kentucky State Senate District 13. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 22, 2012, and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Stein's bid had been put in danger by a redistricting plan that would have moved her district 40 miles away to rural northeast Kentucky, and Dorsey Ridley's 4th District 200 miles east to take its place.[8] A judge later struck down that plan, ordering the 2012 elections to be held under the current boundaries.[9]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Stein was elected to the 13th District Seat in the Kentucky State Senate, defeating opponent Chuck Ellinger II (R).[10] Stein raised $132,425 for her campaign, while Ellinger raised 43,710.[11]

Kentucky State Senate, District 13 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kathy Stein (D) 26,593 65.8%
Chuck Ellinger II (R) 13,815 34.2%


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Stein is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Stein raised a total of $285,129 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.[12]

Kathy Stein's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kentucky State Senate, District 13 Won $17,428
2010 Kentucky State Senate, District 13 Not up for election $0
2008 Kentucky State Senate, District 13 Won $132,425
2006 Kentucky State House, District 75 Won $4,462
2004 Kentucky State House, District 75 Won $4,955
2002 Kentucky State House, District 75 Won $60,760
2000 Kentucky State House, District 75 Won $11,195
1998 Kentucky State House, District 75 Won $7,123
1996 Kentucky State House, District 75 Won $46,781
Grand Total Raised $285,129

2012

Stein won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Stein raised a total of $17,428.
Kentucky House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kathy Stein's campaign in 2012
Kentucky Optometric Association$1,500
Lexington Fire, Pac$1,000
Mcbrayer, Ann$1,000
Boyens, Bruce$1,000
Kentucky Automobile Dealers Association$700
Total Raised in 2012$17,428
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Stein won election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Stein raised a total of $132,425.

2006

Stein won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Stein raised a total of $4,462.

2004

Stein won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Stein raised a total of $4,955.

2002

Stein won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Stein raised a total of $60,760.

2000

Stein won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Stein raised a total of $11,195.

1998

Stein won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Stein raised a total of $7,123.

1996

Stein won election to the KentuckY House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Stein raised a total of $46,781.

Education

Stein received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and her J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law.[13]

Career

From 2009 until her appointment to the court in October 2013, Stein served as a state senator in the Kentucky State Senate. She also previously served as a representative in the Kentucky House of Representatives for eleven years.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kentucky Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Education
Health and Welfare
Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

See also

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Ernesto Scorsone
Kentucky State Senate District 13
2009–October 2013
Succeeded by
Reggie Thomas (D)
Preceded by
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Kentucky House of Representatives
1997-2008
Succeeded by
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