R.J. Palmer

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R.J. Palmer
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Kentucky State Senate District 28
Incumbent
In office
2001-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Floor Leader
2011-Present
Compensation
Base salary$1,788.51/month
Per diem$135.30/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kentucky House of Representatives
1999-2001
Education
Bachelor'sTransylvania University
Master'sEastern Kentucky University
Personal
BirthdayDecember 15, 1970
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
R.J. Palmer II (b. December 15, 1970) is a Democratic member of the Kentucky State Senate, representing District 28 and serving as State Senate Minority Leader. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000. He served in the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1999 to 2001.

Biography

Palmer earned his B.A. from Transylvania University and his M.B.A. from Eastern Kentucky University. His professional experience includes working as an Account Representative for Central Kentucky Corrugated Specialists and as Vice President of Central Bank, Winchester.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kentucky Committee Assignments, 2013
Committee on Committees
Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations
Rules
State and Local Government

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 28, 2014. Incumbent R. J. Palmer II was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Ralph Alvarado was unopposed in the Republican primary.[1][2]

2010

See also: Kentucky State Senate elections, 2010

Palmer defeated Republican candidate Ralph Alvarado by a margin of 18,876 to 16,940 in the November 2 general election.[3]

In the May 18 primary election, Palmer defeated Ryan Dotson by a margin of 6,705 to 14,575.[4]

Kentucky State Senate, District 28 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png R.J. Palmer (D) 18,876 52.7%
Ralph Alvarado (R) 16,940 47.3%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Palmer was re-elected to the 28th District Seat in the Kentucky State Senate. He had no opposition.[5] Palmer raised $30,900 for his campaign.[6]

Kentucky State Senate, District 28 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
R.J. Palmer (D) 24,663 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Palmer is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Palmer raised a total of $487,139 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 11, 2013.[7]

R.J. Palmer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kentucky State Senate, District 28 Not up for election $40,245
2010 Kentucky State Senate, District 28 Won $167,590
2008 Kentucky State Senate, District 28 Not up for election $0
2006 Kentucky State Senate, District 28 Won $30,900
2004 Kentucky State Senate, District 28 Not up for election $1,968
2002 Kentucky State Senate, District 28 Won $143,940
2000 Kentucky State House, District 73 Won $11,729
1998 Kentucky State House, District 73 Won $90,767
Grand Total Raised $487,139

2012

Palmer was not up for election to the Kentucky State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Palmer raised a total of $40,245.
Kentucky State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to R.J. Palmer's campaign in 2012
Palmer Ii, Rj$33,863
Mahan, G Barton$1,000
Csx Transportation$1,000
Lang, Gina$1,000
Johnson, Gillard$500
Total Raised in 2012$40,245
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Palmer won re-election to the Kentucky State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Palmer raised a total of $167,590.

2006

Palmer won re-election to the Kentucky State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Palmer raised a total of $30,900.

2004

Palmer was not up for election to the Kentucky State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Palmer raised a total of $1,968.

2002

Palmer won election to the Kentucky State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Palmer raised a total of $143,940.

2000

Palmer won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Palmer raised a total of $11,729.

1998

Palmer won election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Palmer raised a total of $90,767.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dale Shrout
Kentucky Senate District 28
2001–present
Succeeded by
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