Tim Shaughnessy

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Tim Shaughnessy
Kentucky State Senate District 19
Former Member
In office
1989-June 29, 2012
Base salary$1,788.51/month
Per diem$135.30/day
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
First elected1988
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Louisville
Master'sBellarmine College
Date of birthAugust 22, 1957
Place of birthLouisville, KY
ProfessionVice President, Jewish Hospital Healthcare Services
ReligionRoman Catholic
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Tim Shaughnessy (b. August 22, 1957) was a Democratic member of the Kentucky State Senate from 1989 to June 29, 2012. He represented the 19th District.
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Shaughnessy resigned his seat early, citing a number of reasons including the fact that there were no plans for a special session and no important issues in his committees.[1]

Shaughnessy attended Jefferson Community College. He went on to earn his B.S. from the University of Louisville. He then received his M.B.A. from Bellarmine College.

Shaughnessy is Vice President for Jewish Hospital Healthcare Services.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Shaughnessy Served on the following committees:


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



In November 2011, Shaughnessy announced he would not seek re-election in 2012, but did not give a reason why.[2]


On November 4, 2008, Shaughnessy was re-elected to the 19th District Seat in the Kentucky State Senate, defeating Bob Heleringer (R).[3] Shaughnessy raised $158,245 for his campaign, while Heleringer raised $126,321.[4]

Kentucky State Senate, District 19 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tim Shaughnessy (D) 36,199 59.5%
Bob Heleringer (R) 24,615 40.5%

Campaign donors


In 2008 Shaughnessy collected $158,245 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Kentucky Optometric Association $2,000
Goldberg, James $2,000
Kentucky Bankers Association $2,000
Gault, Stephen $2,000

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Shaughnessy is single and has three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kentucky State Senate District 19
1989–June 29, 2012
Succeeded by
Morgan McGarvey (D)