Kentucky House of Representatives District 10

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Kentucky House of Representatives District 10
Current incumbentBen Waide Republican Party
Population38,450
Ethnicity7.4% Black, 1.3% Hispanic
Voting age77.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Kentucky's tenth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Ben Waide.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 38,450 civilians reside within Kentucky's tenth state house district.[1] Kentucky state representatives represent an average of 43,394 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 40,418 residents.

About the chamber

Members of the Kentucky House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Kentucky legislators assume office the first day of January after their election.

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the Kentucky House of Representatives a candidate must be:[2]

  • At least 24 years of age at the time of the election
  • A citizen of Kentucky
  • Resided in the state 2 years preceding the election
  • Resided in the district for the last year

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Kentucky legislature are paid $188.22/day. Additionally, legislators receive $135.30/day per diem tied to 110% of the federal rate.[3]

Pensions

Legislative pensions in Kentucky are equal to 2.75% to 5% of the salary multiplied by the number of years served, while regular state pensions equal 1.1% to 2.5% of salary multiplied by years served. Starting in 2005, retiring legislators holding full-time jobs with the state could base their legislative pension on this higher salary, rather than their actual legislative salary.[4]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. The Governor must call for an election if the General Assembly is not in session. The Speaker of the House must call for an election if lawmakers are in session.[5] All nominating deadlines for special elections are 28 days before the election.[6]

Elections

2014

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. Dean Schamore ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Alan Claypool defeated Jerry Lucas and Brian Key in the Republican primary. Schamore defeated Claypool in the general election.[7][8][9]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 10 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDean Schamore 53.6% 8,099
     Republican Alan Claypool 46.4% 7,002
Total Votes 15,101

2012

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Kentucky House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on May 22, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2012. Incumbent Ben Waide (R) defeated Mike Seiber (D) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.[10][11]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBen Waide Incumbent 60.4% 9,441
     Democratic Mike Seiber 39.6% 6,179
Total Votes 15,620

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Kentucky House of Representatives District 10 have raised a total of $316,727. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $28,793 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Kentucky House of Representatives District 10
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $111,174 2 $55,587
2010 $140,797 3 $46,932
2008 $4,750 1 $4,750
2006 $5,350 1 $5,350
2004 $4,800 1 $4,800
2002 $2,050 1 $2,050
2000 $47,806 2 $23,903
Total $316,727 11 $28,793

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