Mike Harmon

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Mike Harmon
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Current candidacy
Running for Kentucky Auditor
Current office
Kentucky House of Representatives, District 54
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 12
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$1,788.51/month
Per diem$135.30/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2002
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sEastern Kentucky University, 1988
Personal
Date of birthOctober 16, 1966
Place of birthHarrodsburg, KY
ProfessionInsurance agent
ReligionSouthern Baptist
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Mike Harmon (b. October 16, 1966) is a Republican member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing District 54. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. He shared a ticket with Phil Moffett, seeking the nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky in 2011, placing second in the May 17, 2011 primary.

Harmon is a candidate for Kentucky Auditor in the 2015 elections. He is running to replace Adam Edelen (D), who is seeking re-election.[1]

Biography

Harmon worked as a mortgage originator with First Mortgage Company from 2006 to 2011. He has been an associate insurance agent with Darnell & Associates Insurance Agency since 2010.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kentucky Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking and Insurance
Elections, Const. Amendments and Intergovernmental Affairs
Tourism Development and Energy, Vice-chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

Harmon's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

Innocent Unborn

  • Excerpt: "I have always been pro-life, but I can tell you, after holding my daughter, Elizabeth, in my hands for the first time when she was born 18 years ago, I can’t imagine myself being any other way."

Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "As states, I believe we need to enter into interstate compacts to allow for health insurance to be sold across state lines."

Education

  • Excerpt: "In order for Kentucky to educate our young people successfully, we must think of the educational process as a three-legged stool in which all three legs—public, private, and home schools—are strengthened and protected."

Elections

2015

See also: Kentucky Auditor election, 2015

Harmon is running for election to the office of Kentucky Auditor in the 2015 elections. The primary election is scheduled for May 19, 2015, with the general election scheduled for November 3, 2015.[1]

Campaign themes

Harmon's campaign website listed the following themes for the 2015 race:

I am a Christian, husband, father, businessman, and dedicated public servant. Throughout my time in the Kentucky House of Representatives, I have always fought for common sense solutions to make life better for our hardworking families. As your next state Auditor, I will replace liberal agenda ideas with conservative, practical principles to protect and preserve every single taxpayer dollar we all work so hard to produce. I am humbled to have the opportunity to run and hope to earn your vote as we work together to improve our beloved Commonwealth. [4]

—Mike Harmon for State Auditor, (2015), [5]

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. Incumbent Mike Harmon ran unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[6][7][8]

2012

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2012

Harmon won re-election in the 2012 election for Kentucky House of Representatives District 54. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 22, 2012, and defeated Barry M. Harmon (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[9][10]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 54, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Harmon Incumbent 54.8% 9,482
     Democratic Barry Harmon 45.2% 7,811
Total Votes 17,293

2010

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2010

Harmon won re-election to the 54th District Seat on November 2, 2010. Harmon was unopposed, and received 9,789 votes.[11]

Harmon ran unopposed in the May 18 Republican primary election.[12][13]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Harmon was re-elected to the 54th District Seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives, defeating David C. Sparrow (D).[14] Harmon raised $50,185 for his campaign, while Sparrow raised $82,573.[15]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 54 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Harmon (R) 9,375 53.5%
David C. Sparrow (D) 8,157 46.5%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Harmon is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Harmon raised a total of $244,623 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 18, 2013.[16]

Mike Harmon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kentucky State House, District 54 Won $41,291
2010 Kentucky State House, District 54 Won $16,875
2008 Kentucky State House, District 54 Won $50,185
2006 Kentucky State House, District 54 Won $34,296
2004 Kentucky State House, District 54 Won $52,290
2002 Kentucky State House, District 54 Won $32,878
2000 Kentucky State House, District 54 Defeated $5,897
1998 Kentucky State House, District 54 Defeated $10,911
Grand Total Raised $244,623

2012

Harmon won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Harmon raised a total of $41,291.
Kentucky House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Harmon's campaign in 2012
Kentucky Republican Party$5,926
Harmon, Mike$2,000
Kentucky Optometric Association$1,500
Turbyfill, Basil$1,450
Correll, Ward$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$41,291
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Harmon won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Harmon raised a total of $16,875.

2008

Harmon won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Harmon raised a total of $50,185.

2006

Harmon won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Harmon raised a total of $34,296.

2004

Harmon won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Harmon raised a total of $52,290.

2002

Harmon won election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Harmon raised a total of $32,878.

2000

Harmon lost the election for the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Harmon raised a total of $5,897.

1998

Harmon lost the election for the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Harmon raised a total of $10,911.

Personal

Harmon and his wife, Lynn, have one child.[3] Harmon is a member of the Junction City First Baptist Church.[3]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kentucky Secretary of State, "Information for Mike Harmon, Candidate for Auditor of Public Accounts," January 23, 2015
  2. LinkedIn, "Mike Harmon," accessed January 23, 2015
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "mike-harmon," Official Campaign Website
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  5. Harmon for Auditor, "Home," accessed January 23, 2015
  6. Kentucky Secretary of State, "Candidate Filings with the Office of the Secretary of State," accessed October 29, 2014
  7. Kentucky Secretary of State, "Official 2014 Primary Election Results," accessed October 29, 2014
  8. Kentucky Secretary of State, "Official 2014 General Election Results," accessed December 5, 2014
  9. Kentucky Secretary of State, "Official 2012 Primary Election Results," accessed March 13, 2014
  10. Kentucky Secretary of State, "Official 2012 General Election Results," accessed March 13, 2014
  11. Kentucky State Board of Elections, "Official 2010 General Election Results," accessed April 30, 2014
  12. Kentucky State Board of Elections, "Official 2010 Primary Election Results," accessed April 30, 2014
  13. Kentucky State Board of Elections, "Official 2010 Primary Election Results," accessed April 30, 2014
  14. Kentucky State Board of Elections, "Report of 'Official' Election Night Tally Results," November 26, 2008
  15. Follow the Money, "General Election Results," accessed March 13, 2014
  16. followthemoney.org, "Harmon, Mike," accessed June 18, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
John W.D. Bowling
Kentucky House of Representatives District 54
2003–present
Succeeded by
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