Kenneth Stepp

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Kenneth Stepp
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Kentucky, District 5
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sClemson University (1968)
Master'sUnited States Naval Postgraduate School (1970)
J.D.University of Georgia School of Law (1976)
Personal
Place of birthGreenville, SC
ProfessionAttorney
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Kenneth Stepp is a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Kentucky.[1] Stepp defeated Billy Ray Wilson for the nomination in the Democratic primary on May 20, 2014.[2]

He was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Kentucky. Stepp defeated Michael Ackerman in the Democratic primary on May 22, 2012, and was defeated by Hal Rogers in the general election.[3]

Biography

Kenneth Stepp lives in Manchester, Kentucky. He is a J.D. graduate from University of Georgia, School of Law.[4]

Career

  • US Navy, 1968-1973
  • Attorney at Kenneth S. Stepp Professional Services Corporation, 2006-Present[5]

Elections

2014

See also: Kentucky's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

Stepp ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Kentucky's 5th District.[1] Stepp defeated Billy Ray Wilson for the nomination in the Democratic primary on May 20, 2014.[2] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Kentucky District 5 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKenneth Stepp 58.8% 38,949
Billy Ray Wilson 41.2% 27,246
Total Votes 66,195
Source: Kentucky State Board of Elections

2012

See also: Kentucky's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

Stepp was defeated by incumbent Hal Rogers.[6] Stepp ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Kentucky's 5th District. Stepp won the nomination on the Democratic ticket.[7] Stepp defeated Michael Ackerman in the Democratic primary.[8] Incumbent Hal Rogers ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Candidates wishing to run were initially required to file by the signature filing deadline of January 31, 2012. However because the legislature was unable to complete new redistricting maps on time, the deadline was pushed back one week.[9] The new deadline was February 7.[10] The primary elections were held on May 22, 2012, and Stepp was defeated by Hal Rogers in the general election on November 6, 2012.[11]

U.S. House, Kentucky District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHal Rogers Incumbent 77.9% 195,406
     Democratic Kenneth Stepp 22.1% 55,447
Total Votes 250,853
Source: Kentucky Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"
U.S. House, Kentucky District 5 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKenneth Stepp 52.7% 12,275
Michael Ackerman 47.3% 11,016
Total Votes 23,291

Campaign themes

According to a Vote Smart survey, Kenneth Stepp's priority issue is "Immediately bringing the U.S. troops home from Iraq, ending warrantless wiretapping, ending torture, expanding SCHIP and K-CHIP."[12]

Campaign donors

2012

Breakdown of the source of Stepp's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Stepp lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Stepp's campaign committee raised a total of $1,397 and spent $1,397.[13]


Personal

Stepp is married to the former Wilma Smith. He lives with his wife and two children in Manchester, Kentucky.[14]

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