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Kentucky state legislative districts

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There are a total of 138 seats in the Kentucky General Assembly. 119 seats, 19 of the Kentucky State Senate and all 100 of the Kentucky House of Representatives, are up for election every two years.

Chambers

Senate

The Kentucky State Senate is the upper house of the Kentucky State Legislature. Thirty-eight members serve in the senate for four-year terms with no term limits. Each member represents an average of 114,194 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 106,362 residents.[2]

House

The Kentucky House of Representatives is the lower house of the Kentucky General Assembly. 100 members make up the lower chamber of the Kentucky General Assembly. Each member represents an average of 43,394 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 40,418 residents.[2]

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Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the Kentucky State Senate, a candidate must be:[3]

  • 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

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures
How Vacancies are filled in State Legislatures
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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.[4] All nominating deadlines for special elections are 28 days before the election.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

Districts

These are links to every district in the Kentucky State Senate.

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the Kentucky House of Representatives, a candidate must be:[8]

  • 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

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures
How Vacancies are filled in State Legislatures
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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.[9] All nominating deadlines for special elections are 28 days before the election.[10]

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.[11]

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.[12]

Districts

These are links to every district in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

See also

External links

References