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Kenny Imes

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Kenny Imes
Kenny Imes.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for Kentucky Treasurer
Current office
Kentucky House of Representatives, District 5
In office
January 1, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$1,788.51/month
Per diem$135.30/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next primaryMay 19, 2015
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionFuneral Director
Office website
Kenny Imes is a Republican member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Imes is a candidate for Kentucky Treasurer in the 2015 elections. He announced his campaign and filed his candidacy on January 23, 2015.[1]


Imes's professional experience includes working as a funeral director.[2]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Imes served on the following committees:

Kentucky Committee Assignments, 2015
State Government, Vice Chair
Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Safety
State Government
Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection


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

Kentucky Committee Assignments, 2013
State Government, Vice-chair
Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Safety


Campaign themes

Imes's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]


  • Excerpt: "It is absolutely essential that our children are educated and ready for the challenges of the future. Our children should be educated not indoctrinated and must be able to compete in math, English, science and reading."

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "Vigorously support and promote Kentucky agriculture (both animal and crops), Kentucky manufacturing, Kentucky industry, Kentucky technology and Kentucky based coal and energy sources."

Protection of Our Rights and Liberty

  • Excerpt: "I will diligently safeguard the right to life and will work to restore prosperity by opposing job killing over-regulations, laws and policies, federal government overreach and government control of our property."

Tax Reform

  • Excerpt: "Tax rates are important for attracting new business and industry - the lower the better and the broader the tax base. We must lower the Commonwealth's income taxes to do better than other states - and we need to do it now."

Agriculture and Farming

  • Excerpt: "I support any legislation that will open new markets for our agricultural products and at the same time push back against Washington D.C.'s disastrous interference in our farm communities."



See also: Kentucky Treasurer election, 2015

Seven state executive offices in Kentucky are up for election in 2015. The general election will be held on November 3, 2015, following a primary election on May 19, 2015. The following sections summarize filed candidates running for each state executive office on the ballot:

Governor/Lieutenant Governor

Attorney General

Secretary of State


Commissioner of Agriculture


Campaign themes

In his campaign announcement, Imes indicated his interest in reviewing the state's Employee Retirement System if elected as treasurer:

First thing I’d do is have it audited. You know, see how you can do things better, seeing how you can watch people’s money. Every state dollar goes through the treasury’s office, one way or another, and every check goes out of there. But you also serve on the pension boards, the Teacher’s Retirement System, Lottery Commission and all that. I just believe they need to be more open and transparent. [3]

WKMS, (2015), [4]

Campaign finance

Fourth quarter report (2014)
Comprehensive donor information for this election has been collected from the state's campaign finance authority. Based on available campaign finance records, the candidates raised a raised a total of $207,835.03 and spent a total of $11,482.7 during this reporting period. This information was last updated on January 25, 2015.[5]

Campaign Contributions and Expenditures
Candidate Office Beginning balance Contributions Expenditures Ending balance
Neville Blakemore Democratic Party Kentucky Treasurer $0 $204,235.03 $8,919.19 $195,315.84
Daniel Grossberg Democratic Party Kentucky Treasurer $0 $2,000 $352.96 $1,647.04
Allison Ball Republican Party Kentucky Treasurer $17,682.31 $1,600 $2,210.55 $17,071.76
Richard Henderson Democratic Party Kentucky Treasurer $0 $0 $0 $0
Jim Glenn Democratic Party Kentucky Treasurer $0 $0 $0 $0
Kenny Imes Republican Party Kentucky Treasurer $0 $0 $0 $0
Jon Larson Republican Party Kentucky Treasurer $0 $0 $0 $0
Rick Nelson Democratic Party Kentucky Treasurer $0 $0 $0 $0
Grand Total Raised $207,835.03
Grand Total Spent $11,482.7


See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kentucky House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 28, 2014. David L. Harrington withdrew prior to the Democratic primary. Incumbent Kenny Imes ran unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[6][7][8]


See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2012

Imes won election in the 2012 election for Kentucky House of Representatives District 5. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 22, 2012, and defeated Hal Thomas Kemp in the general election on November 6, 2012.[9][10]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKenny Imes 56% 9,639
     Democratic Hal Kemp 44% 7,581
Total Votes 17,220

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Imes is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Imes raised a total of $99,821 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 11, 2013.[11]

Kenny Imes's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kentucky State House, District 5 Won $99,821
Grand Total Raised $99,821


Imes won election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Imes raised a total of $99,821.
Kentucky House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kenny Imes's campaign in 2012
Imes, Kenny$19,123
Kentucky Republican Party$17,129
Kentucky House Republican Caucus$8,908
Correll, Jess$2,000
Correll, Melinda$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$99,821
Source:Follow the Money


Imes and his wife, Mary Beth, have three children.[12]

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Preceded by
Melvin Henley (D)
Kentucky House of Representatives District 5
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