James Comer, Jr.

From Ballotpedia
(Redirected from James R. Comer)
Jump to: navigation, search
James Comer, Jr.
James Comer, Jr..jpg
Current candidacy
Running for Governor of Kentucky
General electionNovember 2015
Current office
Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture
In office
January 2, 2012-Present
Term ends
2016
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
PredecessorRichie Farmer (R)
Compensation
Base salary$117,329
Prior offices
Kentucky House of Representatives District 53
2001-2012
Education
Bachelor'sWestern Kentucky University (1993)
Personal
BirthdayAugust 19, 1972
ProfessionBusinessman
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
James Comer, Jr. (b. August 19, 1972) is the Republican Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture. Comer was elected on November 8, 2011[1] and sworn in on January 2, 2012.[2]

Comer previously served as a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from 2001 to 2012.

On September 9, 2014, Comer formally announced his campaign for the open governor's seat in the 2015 elections. In his announcement in Tompkinsville, Comer stated, "As your governor, I will be humble enough to listen, tough enough to lead and strong enough to achieve." Comer hopes to succeed Democratic incumbent Gov. Steve Beshear, who is barred by term limits from seeking re-election in 2015.[3]

Biography

Comer is the Director of South Central Bank and Co-Owner of the Comer Land and Cattle Company. He previously served as President of CFB Foods Incorporated from 2001-2003, and President of Comer and Polston Insurance Incorporated from 1993-1995.

Comer was Chair of the Republican Party of Monroe County from 1993-1994. He is currently a member of the Tompkinsville Jaycees, American Council of Young Political Leaders, and Director of the Monroe County Farm Bureau.[4]

Political career

Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture (2012-Present)

Comer is the Republican Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture. Comer was elected on November 8, 2011[5] and sworn in on January 2, 2012.[6]

Kentucky House of Representatives (2001-2012)

Comer previously served as a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from 2001 to 2012.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2015

Comer announced his campaign for governor in the 2015 elections on September 9, 2014. In his speech, he outlined his campaign's themes including lower taxes, local control over education and reduced government regulation over the coal industry.[3]

2011

See also: Kentucky down ballot state executive elections, 2011

Comer won election as Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture in 2011. He defeated Rob Rothenburger in the May 17 Republican primary and Democrat Robert Farmer in the general election on November 8.[7]


James Comer campaign ad
Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Comer, Jr. 63.8% 519,183
     Democratic Robert Farmer 36.2% 294,663
Total Votes 813,846


Commissioner of Agriculture Republican primary results
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda James R. Comer 66.67%
     Republican Party Rob Rothenburger 33.33%
Total Votes 129,421

Endorsements

  • The Courier-Journal[8]

2010

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2010

Comer won re-election to the 53rd District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He received 12,040 votes.

Comer was unopposed in the May 18 Republican primary election.[9]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Comer was re-elected to the 53rd District Seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives with no opposition.[10] He raised $5,700 for his campaign.[11]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 53 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Comer, Jr. (R) 12,482 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Comer is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Comer raised a total of $799,177 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.[12]

James Comer, Jr.'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Won $745,298
2010 Kentucky State House District 53 Won $9,009
2008 Kentucky State House District 53 Won $5,700
2006 Kentucky State House District 53 Won $8,250
2004 Kentucky State House District 53 Won $4,710
2002 Kentucky State House District 53 Won $10,649
2000 Kentucky State House District 53 Won $15,561
Grand Total Raised $799,177

2006, 2008, 2010, 2011

Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of James Comer, Jr.'s donors each year.[13] Click [show] for more information.


Recent news

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "James + Comer + Kentucky + Agriculture"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

James Comer News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Suggest a link

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Richie Farmer (R)
Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture
2012-Present
Succeeded by
NA
Preceded by
Billy D. Polston
Kentucky House of Representatives District 53
2001–2012
Succeeded by
Bart Rowland (R)