Kentucky State Senate District 20

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Kentucky State Senate District 20
Current incumbentPaul Hornback Republican Party
Ethnicity3.1% Black, 3.1% Hispanic
Voting age74.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Kentucky's twentieth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Paul Hornback.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 133,454 civilians reside within Kentucky's twentieth state senate district.[1] Kentucky state senators represent an average of 114,194 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 106,362 residents.

About the chamber

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


To be eligible to serve in the Kentucky State Senate a candidate must be:[2]

  • At least 30 years of age at the time of the election
  • A citizen of Kentucky
  • Resided in the state 6 years preceding the election
  • Resided in the district for the last year


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]


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]


See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the senate, 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 Senate President must call for an election if lawmakers are in session.[5] All nominating deadlines for special elections are 28 days before the election.[6]



See also: Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kentucky State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 28, 2014. Incumbent Paul R. Hornback defeated Tony McCurdy in the Republican primary.[7][8]

Kentucky State Senate, District 20 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPaul R. Hornback Incumbent 82.9% 6,079
Tony McCurdy 17.1% 1,256
Total Votes 7,335


See also: Kentucky State Senate elections, 2010

Elections for the office of Kentucky State Senate consisted of a primary election on May 18, 2010, and a general election on November 2, 2010. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 26, 2010. Paul Hornback (R) defeated David Eaton (D) in the general election. Eaton defeated John Spainhour in the Democratic primary, while Hornback defeated David Glauber in the Republican primary.[9][10]

Kentucky State Senate, District 20, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Hornback 60.5% 26,883
     Democratic David Eaton 39.5% 17,588
Total Votes 44,471

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Kentucky State Senate District 20 have raised a total of $716,342. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $59,695 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Kentucky State Senate District 20
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $2,851 1 $2,851
2010 $284,285 4 $71,071
2008 $6,500 1 $6,500
2006 $94,433 1 $94,433
2004 $2,050 1 $2,050
2002 $319,461 3 $106,487
2000 $6,762 1 $6,762
Total $716,342 12 $59,695

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