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Walter Blevins
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Kentucky State Senate District 27
Incumbent
In office
1993-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
President Pro Tem, Kentucky Senate
1997-1998
Compensation
Base salary$1,788.51/month
Per diem$135.30/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kentucky House of Representatives
1982-1992
Education
Bachelor'sMorehead State University, 1972
OtherDMD, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, 1976
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1976-1978
Personal
BirthdayMarch 29, 1950
Place of birthPaintsville, Kentucky
ProfessionDentist
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Walter Blevins, Jr. (b. March 29, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Kentucky State Senate, representing District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992. He served as President Pro Tempore from 1997 to 1998. He served in the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1982 to 1992.

Biography

Blevins earned his B.S. from Morehead State University in 1972 and his D.M.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1976. His professional experience includes working as a dentist. He served as a Captain in the United States Army from 1976 to 1978.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kentucky Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations and Revenue
Education
State and Local Government

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

Blevins' website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Excerpt:"Walter Blevins believes in keeping families safe."
  • Excerpt:"Walter believes that all children should be allowed the access to health care services."

Elections

2012

See also: Kentucky State Senate elections, 2012

Blevins won re-election in the 2012 election for Kentucky State Senate District 27. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 22, 2012, and defeated Tony Downey (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Kentucky State Senate, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWalter Blevins Incumbent 63.5% 24,977
     Republican Tony Downey 36.5% 14,350
Total Votes 39,327

2008

On November 4, 2008, Blevins was re-elected to the 27th District Seat in the Kentucky State Senate, defeating Richard White (R).[4] Blevins raised $62,630 for his campaign, while White raised $24,081.[5]

Kentucky State Senate, District 27 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngWalter Blevins (D) 27,202 64.9%
Richard White (R) 14,717 35.1%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Blevins is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Blevins raised a total of $430,423 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 11, 2013.[6]

Walter Blevins's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kentucky State Senate, District 27 Won $23,819
2010 Kentucky State Senate, District 27 Not up for election $5,731
2008 Kentucky State Senate, District 27 Won $62,630
2006 Kentucky State Senate, District 27 Not up for election $0
2004 Kentucky State Senate, District 27 Won $69,764
2002 Kentucky State Senate, District 27 Not up for election $0
2000 Kentucky State Senate, District 27 Won $213,032
1996 Kentucky State Senate, District 27 Won $55,447
Grand Total Raised $430,423

2012

Blevins won re-election to the Kentucky State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Blevins raised a total of $23,819.
Kentucky State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Walter Blevins's campaign in 2012
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$2,000
Kentucky Bankers Association$1,000
Williams, Donald$1,000
Johnson, Ronald$1,000
Hendy, Mark$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$23,819
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Blevins won re-election to the Kentucky State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Blevins raised a total of $62,630.

2004

Blevins won re-election to the Kentucky State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Blevins raised a total of $69,764.

2000

Blevins won re-election to the Kentucky State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Blevins raised a total of $213,032.

1996

Blevins won re-election to the Kentucky State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Blevins raised a total of $55,447.

Personal

Blevins and his wife, Carla, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Woody May
Kentucky State Senate District 27
1993–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Kentucky House of Representatives
1983–1992
Succeeded by
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