Martha King

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Martha King
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Kentucky House of Representatives District 16
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$1,788.51/month
Per diem$135.30/day
Elections and appointments
Last election[[[Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayApril 13, 1955
ProfessionTeacher
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Martha King (b. April 13, 1955) is a Democratic member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing District 16. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

She served as Chairman/Vice Chairman of the Logan County Democratic Executive Committee from 2004-2007, and Treasurer of the Logan County Democratic Woman's Club from 2001-2007.

King's professional experience includes working as a teacher with Head Start and transportation agent.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kentucky Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Small Business
Appropriations and Revenue
State Government
Tourism Development and Energy
Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Safety

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kentucky House of Representatives 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 Martha Jane King was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jason Petrie is running as an independent candidate.[1][2]

2012

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2012

King won re-election in the 2012 election for Kentucky House of Representatives District 16. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 22, 2012, and defeated Chris Hightower (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMartha King Incumbent 54.3% 8,143
     Republican Chris Hightower 45.7% 6,861
Total Votes 15,004

2010

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2010

King's opponent in the November 2 general election was Republican candidate Larry Noe. According to official results, King defeated Noe by a margin of 7,432 to 4,710.[5]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 16 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Martha King (D) 7,432
Larry Noe (R) 4,710

King ran unopposed in the May 18 Democratic primary election.

2008

On November 4, 2008, King was elected to the 16th District Seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives, defeating Tim Thompson (R).[6] King raised $51,137 for her campaign, while Thompson raised $26,184.[7]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 16 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngMartha King (D) 8,351 53.9%
Tim Thompson (R) 7,156 46.1%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for King is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, King raised a total of $202,358 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 12, 2013.[8]

Martha King's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kentucky State House, District 16 Won $87,786
2010 Kentucky State House, District 16 Won $63,435
2008 Kentucky State House, District 16 Won $51,137
Grand Total Raised $202,358

2012

King won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $87,786.
Kentucky House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Martha King's campaign in 2012
Kentucky House Democratic Caucus$20,000
Kentucky Democratic Party$20,000
Kentucky Optometric Association$1,500
Kentucky Education Association$1,000
Atmos Energy$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$87,786
Source:Follow the Money

2010

King won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $63,435.

2008

King won election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $51,137.

Personal

King and her husband, Steven, have two children.[9] King is a Eagle Scout Mentor/Eagle Scout Board of Review with the Boy Scouts of America, sits on the Board of Directors and has been Secretary/Treasurer of the Red River Meeting House and Cemetery.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sheldon E. Baugh
Kentucky House of Representatives District 16
2009–present
Succeeded by
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