Kenny Imes

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Kenny Imes
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Kentucky House of Representatives District 5
In office
January 1, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$1,788.51/month
Per diem$135.30/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionFuneral Director
Office website
Kenny Imes is a Republican member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Imes's professional experience includes working as a funeral director.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Kentucky Committee Assignments, 2013
State Government, Vice-chair
Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Safety


Campaign themes

Imes' website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt: "It is absolutely essential that our children are educated and ready for the challenges of the future. Our children should be educated not indoctrinated and must be able to compete in math, English, science and reading."

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "Vigorously support and promote Kentucky agriculture (both animal and crops), Kentucky manufacturing, Kentucky industry, Kentucky technology and Kentucky based coal and energy sources."

Protection of Our Rights and Liberty

  • Excerpt: "I will diligently safeguard the right to life and will work to restore prosperity by opposing job killing over-regulations, laws and policies, federal government overreach and government control of our property."

Tax Reform

  • Excerpt: "Tax rates are important for attracting new business and industry - the lower the better and the broader the tax base. We must lower the Commonwealth's income taxes to do better than other states - and we need to do it now."

Agriculture and Farming

  • Excerpt: "I support any legislation that will open new markets for our agricultural products and at the same time push back against Washington D.C.'s disastrous interference in our farm communities."



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. David L. Harrington was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Kenny Imes was unopposed in the Republican primary. Imes faces Harrington in the general election.[2][3]


See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2012

Imes won election in the 2012 election for Kentucky House of Representatives District 5. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 22, 2012, and defeated Hal Thomas Kemp in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKenny Imes 56% 9,639
     Democratic Hal Kemp 44% 7,581
Total Votes 17,220

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Imes is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Imes raised a total of $99,821 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 11, 2013.[6]

Kenny Imes's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kentucky State House, District 5 Won $99,821
Grand Total Raised $99,821


Imes won election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Imes raised a total of $99,821.
Kentucky House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kenny Imes's campaign in 2012
Imes, Kenny$19,123
Kentucky Republican Party$17,129
Kentucky House Republican Caucus$8,908
Correll, Jess$2,000
Correll, Melinda$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$99,821
Source:Follow the Money


Imes and his wife, Mary Beth, have three children.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Melvin Henley (D)
Kentucky House of Representatives District 5
Succeeded by