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Paul A. DeSpain

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Paul A. DeSpain
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Former candidate for
Kentucky House of Representatives, District 11
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolHenderson City High School, 1973
Personal
ProfessionHealthcare
Websites
Campaign website
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Paul A. DeSpain was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 11 of the Kentucky House of Representatives.[1]

He ran unsuccessfully for the same seat in 2012.

Biography

DeSpain and his wife own a health care consulting firm that works in the fields of workers' compensation, life care plans and legal consulting.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

DeSpain's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Conservative Family Values

  • Excerpt: "Protect Life – Endorsed by Kentucky Right to Life"

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "Oppose Tax Increases and Work to Reduce Personal Taxation"

Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "Work to Eliminate Obamacare in the Commonwealth"

Protect Our Commonwealth and Way of Life

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. Incumbent David A. Watkins defeated James Buckmaster in the Democratic primary, while Paul A. DeSpain ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Watkins defeated DeSpain in the general election.[1][3][4]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 11 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Watkins Incumbent 63.5% 8,435
     Republican Paul DeSpain 36.5% 4,856
Total Votes 13,291

2012

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2012

DeSpain ran in the 2012 election for Kentucky House of Representatives District 11. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 22, 2012, and was defeated by David Watkins in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Watkins Incumbent 62% 9,714
     Republican Paul DeSpain 38% 5,949
Total Votes 15,663

Personal

DeSpain and his wife, Deborah, have two children.[2]

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