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Chris McDaniel (Kentucky)

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Chris McDaniel
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Kentucky State Senate District 23
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$188.22/day
Per diem$135.30/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
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
Chris McDaniel is a Republican member of the Kentucky State Senate, representing District 23. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

McDaniel's professional experience includes owning McD Concrete in Alexandria.[1]

Committee assignments

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:[2]

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

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.[3][4]

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.[5]

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[6]
  • Former U.S. Senator Jim Bunning[1]

Personal

McDaniel and his wife have two children.[2]

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