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Chris McDaniel
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Current candidacy
Running for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
Current office
Kentucky State Senate District 23
In office
January 1, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$1,788.51/month
Per diem$135.30/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next primaryMay 19, 2015
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolCovington Latin School
Bachelor'sThe Citadel (1997)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1997 – 2000
Personal
Place of birthCovington, Kentucky
ProfessionBusinessmen
CandidateVerification
Christian "Chris" McDaniel is a Republican member of the Kentucky State Senate, representing District 23. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

McDaniel is a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky in the 2015 election. He is the running mate of Republican candidate James Comer, who is the Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture.[1]

McDaniel's professional experience includes owning McD Concrete in Alexandria.[2]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, McDaniel served on the following committees:

Kentucky Committee Assignments, 2015
Appropriations and Revenue, Chair
Banking and Insurance
Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations
State and Local Government
Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection
Appropriations and Revenue, Co-Chair
Banking and Insurance
Licensing and Occupations
Local Government
State Government
Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection

2013-2014

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

Kentucky Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations and Revenue
Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations
State and Local Government
Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection

Issues

Campaign themes

McDaniel's website highlights the following campaign themes:[3]

Job Creation

  • Excerpt:"I realize that the only way to create jobs is to provide an environment where you can attract and retain businesses."

Taxation

  • Excerpt:"Consequently, we must keep taxes low while maintaining a high level of services. To accomplish this, I will focus on reducing our corporate and personal tax rates."

Public Debt

  • Excerpt:" I will demand fiscal restraint from the State Senate and refuse to vote for new spending without ensuring that it is completely funded and that other areas of spending are cut."

Donor Region Status

  • Excerpt:"I will fight to ensure that we decrease the amount of our hard earned money that is being siphoned off by other regions so that we can more completely fund our infrastructure and our education system."

Education

  • Excerpt:"In order to be successful in a global economy we must have a well trained and educated workforce. This extends from our primary schools through the universities and the technical colleges. The best way to do this is to permit local control of schools and to allow competition to be introduced into the education system whereby the best performing schools are permitted to succeed and the lower performing schools are forced to change or close their doors."

Elections

2015

See also: Kentucky gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2015

Seven state executive offices in Kentucky are up for election in 2015. The general election will be held on November 3, 2015, following a primary election on May 19, 2015. The following sections summarize filed candidates running for each state executive office on the ballot:

Governor/Lieutenant Governor
Incumbents Steve Beshear (D) and Crit Luallen (D) are not running for re-election.

Attorney General
Incumbent Jack Conway (D) is seeking election as governor

Secretary of State

Auditor

Commissioner of Agriculture
Incumbent James Comer, Jr. (R) is seeking election as governor

Treasurer
Incumbent Todd Hollenbach (D) is term-limited


Campaign finance

First quarter report (2015)
Comprehensive donor information for this election has been collected from the state's campaign finance authority. Based on available campaign finance records, the candidates raised a total of $3,712,481 and spent a total of $5,132,368.71 during this reporting period. This information was last updated on April 24, 2015.[4]

Campaign Contributions and Expenditures
Candidate Office Beginning balance Contributions Expenditures Ending balance
Jack Conway/Sannie Overly Democratic Party Kentucky Governor/Lieutenant Governor $951,795.60 $872,346.75 $410,248.42 $1,413,893.93
James Comer, Jr./Chris McDaniel Republican Party Kentucky Governor/Lieutenant Governor $873,474.86 $1,013,831.02 $848,860.07 $1,038,445.81
Hal Heiner/K.C. Crosbie Republican Party Kentucky Governor/Lieutenant Governor $3,467,422.17 $278,101.97 $2,727,925.03 $1,017,599.11
Matt Bevin/Jenean Hampton Republican Party Kentucky Governor/Lieutenant Governor $0 $1,322,717.02 $1,036,516.47 $286,200.55
Will T. Scott/Rodney Coffey Republican Party Kentucky Governor/Lieutenant Governor $0 $195,330.00 $83,153.78 $112,176.22
Drew Curtis/Heather Curtis Independent Kentucky Governor/Lieutenant Governor $0 $30,154.24 $25,664.94 $4,489.30
Geoff Young/Jonathan Masters Democratic Party Kentucky Governor/Lieutenant Governor $0 $0 $0 $0
Grand Total Raised $3,712,481
Grand Total Spent $5,132,368.71

Fourth quarter report (2014)
Comprehensive donor information for this election has been collected from the state's campaign finance authority. Based on available campaign finance records, the candidates raised a total of $880,190.47 and spent a total of $545,733.73 during this reporting period. This information was last updated on February 3, 2015.[5]

Campaign Contributions and Expenditures
Candidate Office Beginning balance Contributions Expenditures Ending balance
James Comer, Jr./Chris McDaniel Republican Party Kentucky Governor/Lieutenant Governor $477,656.47 $548,043.60 $152,225.21 $873,474.86
Jack Conway/Sannie Overly Democratic Party Kentucky Governor/Lieutenant Governor $978,044.51 $176,042 $202,290.91 $951,795.60
Hal Heiner/K.C. Crosbie Republican Party Kentucky Governor/Lieutenant Governor $3,502,534.91 $156,104.87 $191,217.61 $3,467,422.17
Matt Bevin/Jenean Hampton Republican Party Kentucky Governor/Lieutenant Governor $0 $0 $0 $0
Drew Curtis/Heather Curtis Independent Kentucky Governor/Lieutenant Governor $0 $0 $0 $0
Will T. Scott/Rodney Coffey Republican Party Kentucky Governor/Lieutenant Governor $0 $0 $0 $0
Geoff Young/Johnathan Masters Democratic Party Kentucky Governor/Lieutenant Governor $0 $0 $0 $0
Grand Total Raised $880,190.47
Grand Total Spent $545,733.73

2012

See also: Kentucky State Senate elections, 2012

McDaniel won election in the 2012 election for Kentucky State Senate District 23. He defeated Will Terwort in the Republican primary on May 22, 2012, and defeated James Noll (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Kentucky State Senate, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris McDaniel 60% 23,993
     Democratic James Noll 40% 16,010
Total Votes 40,003
Kentucky State Senate, District 23 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChris McDaniel 62.1% 4,036
Will Terwort 37.9% 2,458
Total Votes 6,494

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McDaniel is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, McDaniel raised a total of $145,007 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 11, 2013.[8]

Chris McDaniel's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kentucky State Senate, District 23 Won $145,007
Grand Total Raised $145,007

2012

McDaniel won election to the Kentucky State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, McDaniel raised a total of $145,007.

Endorsements

2012

  • Kentucky Right to Life[9]
  • Former U.S. Senator Jim Bunning[2]

Personal

McDaniel and his wife have two children.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jack Westwood (R)
Kentucky State Senate District 23
2013–present
Succeeded by
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