James Kay II

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James L. Kay II
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Kentucky House of Representatives, District 56
In office
July 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$1,788.51/month
Per diem$135.30/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedJune 25, 2013
Term limitsN/A
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James L. Kay II is a Democratic member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing District 56. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on June 25, 2013.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Kentucky Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture and Small Business, Vice Chair
State Government
Tourism Development and Energy
Economic Development and Tourism
State Government



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. Incumbent James Kay ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Ryan Schwartz ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Kay defeated Schwartz in the general election.[1][2][3]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 56 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames Kay Incumbent 59.8% 9,668
     Republican Ryan Schwartz 40.2% 6,498
Total Votes 16,166


See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Kay won election in the special election for Kentucky House of Representatives District 56. The seat was vacant following Carl Rollins, II's (D) resignation to take a job with the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. Kay defeated Lyen Crews (R) and John-Mark Hack (I) in the special election, which took place on June 25.[4][5][6][7][8][9]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 56, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames L. Kay II 44% 3,925
     Republican Lyen Crews 34.4% 3,065
     Independent John-Mark Hack 21.6% 1,925
Total Votes 8,915

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Political offices
Preceded by
Carl Rollins, II (D)
Kentucky House of Representatives District 56
July 2013-present
Succeeded by