Jerry E. Abramson
|Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky|
|December 13, 2011 - Present|
|Years in position||2|
|Predecessor||Daniel Mongiardo (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 8, 2011|
|Next election||November 2015|
|Mayor of Louisville|
|January 3, 2003 - January 3, 2011|
January 1, 1986 – January 1, 1999
|Bachelor's||University of Indiana|
|J.D.||Georgetown University Law Center|
|Years of service||1969-1971|
|Birthday||September 12, 1946|
|Place of birth||Louisville, Kentucky|
Growing up in the suburbs of Lousiville, Abramson worked at his family's grocery in the Smokewood neighborhood of Lousiville. From there, he went to neighboring Indiana to study business at Bloomington and then spent two years in the army.
Abramson returned to Kentucky after earning a J.D. at Georgetown and joined Greenebaum Doll & McDonald, PLLC. He also served two terms as an alderman before his first mayoral run. First elected in 1985, he served as the Mayor of Louisville from 1986 until 1999, during which time he championed the city's merger with the surrounding area to create the Louisville-Metro area. He later won election as Mayor of the new city-county structure and served two more terms, from 2003 until 2011.
- Seneca High School
- BA, Indiana University at Bloomingtom
- JD, Georgetown University Law Center
Kentucky Lieutenant Governor (2011-present)
On April 8, 2013, Abramson announced that he and his wife supported marriage equality, stating, "I don’t believe government should judge which adults can and which cannot make a loving, life-long commitment to each other. That’s why both Madeline and I support marriage equality for all adults.”
Mayor of Louisville (1986-1999, 2003-2011)
Abramson served as the Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky from January 1, 1986–January 1, 1999 and January 3, 2003-January 3, 2011.
Louisville Board of Aldermen (1976-1980)
Abramson served on the Louisville Board of Aldermen, representing the Third Ward from 1976-1980.
|Governor and Lt. Governor of Kentucky, 2011|
|Democratic||Steve Beshear and Jerry E. Abramson||55.7%||464,245|
|Republican||David Williams and Richie Farmer||35.3%||294,034|
|Independent||Gatewood Galbraith and Dea Riley||9%||74,860|
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|Jerry Abramson's Campaign Contributions|
Lt. Governor of Kentucky
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$2,645,573 (Republican)|
|Top 5 contributors||Kentucky Democratic Party||$1,533,559|
|American Electric Power||$3,000|
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$2,500|
Along with his wife, Madeline, and their son, Abramson resides on Crescent Hill in Louisville.
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- Lt. gov. visiting N.Ky. tonight - Cincinnati.com
- Kentucky tax reform commissioners fear Governor Beshear will shelve revenue ... - The Courier-Journal
- Former Kentucky Democratic Party chief mulling possible bid for US Senate - Lexington Herald Leader
- Republicans work to link WattersonGate to Democrats - WHAS 11.com (subscription) (blog)
- Governor reappoints Madeline Abramson to Commission on Women - The Courier-Journal
- Cardinal coaches and fans say Hermann's departure is bittersweet - WAVE
- ZoomEssence opens in Northern Kentucky, invests more than $3 million - The Lane Report
- Attorney General Jack Conway says 'good chance' he will run for Kentucky ... - The Courier-Journal
- East Kentucky Leadership Conference underway in Middlesboro - WKYT.com - WKYT
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- Kentucky gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2011
- Gubernatorial elections, 2011
- Governor of Kentucky
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- ↑ Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, "Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson," accessed March 28, 2013
- ↑ Talking Points Memo, "Kentucky Lt. Governor Backs Marriage Equality," April 9, 2013
- ↑ Project Vote Smart, "Lieutenant Governor Jerry E. Abramson's Biography," accessed March 28, 2013
- ↑ Follow the Money.org
Daniel Mongiardo (D)
|Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
2011 - present
| Succeeded by|