Jody Richards

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Jody Richards
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Kentucky House of Representatives District 20
Incumbent
In office
1977-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 37
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Speaker, Kentucky House
1995-1998, 2006-2008
Compensation
Base salary$1,788.51/month
Per diem$135.30/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1976
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sKentucky Wesleyan College
Master'sUniversity of Missouri
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserve
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 20, 1938
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionChurch of Christ
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jody Richards (b. February 20, 1938) is a Democratic member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 1976. He served as speaker from 1995-1998 and 2006-2008. He ran for Governor of Kentucky in 2003 and 2007.

Richards's professional experience includes working as owner of Superior Books and teacher at Western Kentucky University. He served in the United States Army Reserve.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kentucky Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations and Revenue
Banking and Insurance
Education
Local Government
Rules
State Government

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kentucky House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 28, 2014. Incumbent Jody Richards was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Jenean M. Hampton was unopposed in the Republican primary. Richards faces Hampton in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2012

Richards won re-election in the 2012 election for Kentucky House of Representatives District 20. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 22, 2012, and defeated Regina Webb (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJody Richards Incumbent 60.9% 10,782
     Republican Regina Webb 39.1% 6,908
Total Votes 17,690

2010

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2010

Richards won re-election to the 20th District Seat on November 2, 2010. She was unopposed and received 8,580 votes.

Richards ran unopposed in the May 18 Democratic primary election.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Richards was re-elected to the 20th District Seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives with no opposition.[5] He raised $96,404 for his campaign.[6]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 20 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngJody Richards (D) 13,680 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Richards is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, Richards raised a total of $2,070,559 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 12, 2013.[7]

Jody Richards's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kentucky State House, District 20 Won $184,230
2010 Kentucky State House, District 20 Won $90,461
2008 Kentucky State House, District 20 Won $96,404
2007 Governor of Kentucky Defeated $688,442
2006 Kentucky State House, District 20 Won $24,669
2004 Kentucky State House, District 20 Won $16,821
2003 Governor of Kentucky Defeated $847,847
2002 Kentucky State House, District 20 Won $21,293
2000 Kentucky State House, District 20 Won $72,594
1998 Kentucky State House, District 20 Won $17,896
1996 Kentucky State House, District 20 Won $9,152
1994 Kentucky State House, District 20 Won $750
Grand Total Raised $2,070,559

2012

Richards won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Richards raised a total of $184,230.
Kentucky House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jody Richards's campaign in 2012
Kentucky House Democratic Caucus$20,000
Kentucky Bankers Association$2,000
Warren County Democratic Cmte$2,000
Kentucky Optometric Association$1,500
Kentucky Association of Realtors$1,250
Total Raised in 2012$184,230
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Richards won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Richards raised a total of $90,461.

2008

Richards won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Richards raised a total of $96,404.

2007

Richards lost the election for the Governor of Kentucky in 2007. During that election cycle, Richards raised a total of $688,442.

2006

Richards won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Richards raised a total of $24,669.

2004

Richards won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Richards raised a total of $16,821.

2003

Richards lost the election for the Governor of Kentucky in 2003. During that election cycle, Richards raised a total of $847,847.

2002

Richards won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Richards raised a total of $21,293.

2000

Richards won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Richards raised a total of $72,594.

1998

Richards won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Richards raised a total of $17,896.

1996

Richards won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Richards raised a total of $9,152.

Personal

Richards and his wife, Neva, have one child.[8] He is a member of Greenwood Park Church of Christ, Bowling Green/Warren County Chamber of Commerce, Kentucky Jaycees, and the Southern Legislative Conference.[9]

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