Ryan Quarles

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Ryan Quarles
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Current candidacy
Running for Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture
Current office
Kentucky House of Representatives District 62
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2019
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$1,788.51/month
Per diem$135.30/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kentucky
Master'sUniversity of Kentucky
J.D.Harvard University
Personal
Date of birthOctober 20, 1983
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Ryan Quarles (b. October 20, 1983) is a Republican member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing District 62. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Quarles announced plans to run for Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture during the 2015 elections in late 2014. He filed his candidacy on January 14, 2015.[1] Quarles is running to replace James Comer, Jr. (R), who is running for governor.[2]

Biography

Quarles earned three bachelor's degrees and an M.A. in both economics and diplomacy from the University of Kentucky. He also earned an M.A. in higher education from Harvard. His professional experience includes working for Senator Mitch McConnell, as a consultant for GlobalAdRisk and a farmer.[3]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kentucky Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Small Business
Banking and Insurance
Judiciary, Vice-chair

2011-2012

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

Elections

2015

See also: Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture election, 2015

Quarles is a candidate for Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture in the 2015 elections.[2] He announced plans to run for the office on December 1, 2014.[4] The primary is scheduled for May 19, 2015, with a general election scheduled for November 3, 2015.

Polls

Hypothetical match-ups

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner, Quarles vs. Spann
Poll Jean-Marie Lawson Spann (D) Ryan Quarles (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Gravis Marketing
January 5-6, 2015
31%39%30%+/-4608
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Debates

Debate media


January 16 forum discussion of EPA regulation

January 16 forum
Jean-Marie Lawson Spann (D) and Ryan Quarles (R) compared endorsements and found consensus on the state's response to federal regulations during a forum sponsored by the Kentucky Soybean Association, Kentucky Corn Growers Association and Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association.[5] Spann touted the endorsement of former commissioner Billy Ray Smith (D) and argued that he was among the best commissioners in state history. Quarles brought up current commissioner James Comer Jr.'s (R) endorsement and noted that Comer had established a "gold standard" for future officeholders.[6]

Spann and Quarles heaped criticism on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for proposed water regulations that could impact agriculture in the Bluegrass State. Spann indicated that she would pursue a lawsuit against the EPA to block new federal standards if necessary, preferring a state approach to water testing. Quarles noted that the state's agriculture development board was already testing water quality to determine the impacts of farm runoff and farmers didn't need "bureaucrats on the farm."[6]

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. Chuck Tackett ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Ryan F. Quarles ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Quarles defeated Tackett in the general election.[7][8][9]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 62 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Quarles Incumbent 58.7% 9,163
     Democratic Chuck Tackett 41.3% 6,439
Total Votes 15,602

2012

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2012

Quarles won re-election in the 2012 election for Kentucky House of Representatives District 62. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 22, 2012, and defeated Charlie Hoffman (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[10][11]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 62, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Quarles Incumbent 54% 12,408
     Democratic Charlie Hoffman 46% 10,557
Total Votes 22,965

2010

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2010

Quarles' opponent in the November 2 general election was Democratic incumbent Charles Hoffman (Kentucky). According to official results, Quarles defeated Hoffman by a margin of 8,508 to 8,287.[12]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 62 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ryan Quarles (R) 8,508
Charles Hoffman (D) 8,287

Quarles defeated Ricky Hostetler by a margin of 2,081 to 1,388 in the May 18 Republican primary election.[13][14]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Quarles is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Quarles raised a total of $199,195 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 18, 2013.[15]

Ryan Quarles's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kentucky State House, District 62 Won $130,566
2010 Kentucky State House, District 62 Won $68,629
Grand Total Raised $199,195

2012

Quarles won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Quarles raised a total of $130,566.
Kentucky House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ryan Quarles's campaign in 2012
Kentucky Republican Party$31,681
Kentucky House Republican Caucus$13,292
Scott County Republican Party$3,464
Kentucky Bankers Association$2,000
Associated General Contractors$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$130,566
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Quarles won election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Quarles raised a total of $68,629.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Hoffman (Kentucky) (D)
Kentucky House of Representatives District 62
2011–present
Succeeded by
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