Ken Upchurch

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Ken Upchurch
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Kentucky House of Representatives, District 52
Incumbent
In office
February 25, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$1,788.51/month
Per diem$135.30/day
Elections and appointments
First electedFebruary 12, 2013
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kentucky House of Representatives
District 52
1999 – 2011
Personal
ProfessionVice President, Tiger Homes, Inc
CandidateVerification
Ken Upchurch (b. June 4, 1969) is a Republican member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing District 52. He was first elected to the chamber in February 2013. He served in the Kentucky House of Representatives from 2003 to 2006 and as Minority Whip from 2003-2006.

Committee assignments

While a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, Upchurch 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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 28, 2014. Incumbent Ken Upchurch defeated Jessica A. Burke in the Republican primary.[1][2]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 52 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKen Upchurch Incumbent 64% 4,959
Jessica Burke 36% 2,792
Total Votes 7,751

2013

See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Upchurch won election in the special election for Kentucky House of Representatives District 52. The seat was vacant following Sara Beth Gregory's (R) resignation after winning election to the Kentucky State Senate in a special election in December 2012. A few weeks earlier she won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Upchurch defeated Harvey Shearer (D) in the special election on February 12, 2013.[3][4][5]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 52, General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKen Upchurch 59.1% 1,666
     Democratic Harvey Shearer 40.9% 1,153
Total Votes 2,819

2010

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2010

Upchurch did not run for re-election in 2010.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Upchurch was re-elected to the 52nd District Seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives with no opposition.[6] He raised $9,844 for his campaign.[7]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 52 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngKen Upchurch (R) 10,852 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Upchurch is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Upchurch raised a total of $142,297 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 18, 2013.[8]

Ken Upchurch's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2013 Kentucky State House, District 52 Won $0
2008 Kentucky State House, District 52 Won $9,844
2007 Kentucky State Treasurer Defeated $54,903
2006 Kentucky State House, District 52 Won $9,550
2004 Kentucky State House, District 52 Won $40,285
2002 Kentucky State House, District 52 Won $6,973
2000 Kentucky State House, District 52 Won $7,545
1998 Kentucky State House, District 52 Won $13,197
Grand Total Raised $142,297

2008

Upchurch won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Upchurch raised a total of $9,844.

2007

Upchurch lost the election for the Kentucky State Treasurer in 2007. During that election cycle, Upchurch raised a total of $54,903.

2006

Upchurch won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Upchurch raised a total of $9,550.

2004

Upchurch won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Upchurch raised a total of $40,285.

2002

Upchurch won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Upchurch raised a total of $6,973.

2000

Upchurch won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Upchurch raised a total of $7,545.

1998

Upchurch won election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Upchurch raised a total of $13,197.

Personal

Upchurch is the Publisher of "The Monticello Stage," a community newspaper, and Vice President of Tiger Homes, Incorporated. He previously served as Eastern Kentucky Field Representative to United States Senator Mitch McConnell from 1995-1996, and worked in Public Relations for Avian Farms from 1992-1994.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sara Beth Gregory (R)
Kentucky House District 52
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Vernon Miniard, Jr.
Kentucky House District 52
1999–2011
Succeeded by
Sara Beth Gregory (R)