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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Kentucky State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Kentucky State Senate. For results in individual contests see our Kentucky State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Kentucky State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 17 15
     Republican Party 20 22
     Vacancy 1 1
Total 38 38


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • There were 17 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 3 incumbents lost, and thus 14 incumbents were re-elected to the Kentucky State Senate.
  • One Republican incumbent lost in the general election, while 2 Democratic incumbents lost.
  • There will be 5 new senators sworn-in. Of those 5, 1 is a Democrat and 4 are Republicans
  • Of the 18 seats up for election, 5 were won by Democrats and 13 by Republicans.
  • Two Republican candidates were unopposed.
  • Only 1 candidate ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In Kentucky, one incumbent senator did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 17 incumbents (84%) ran for re-election. Of these 17 incumbents, 3 were defeated. Two of the defeated incumbents were Democrats and one was a Republican.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
David Boswell
Elizabeth Tori
Mike Reynolds, Kentucky Senator

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Dennis Parrett
Joe Bowen
Mike Wilson, Kentucky Politician

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In Kentucky, five new senators will be sworn-in. Of those five, 1 is a Democrat and 4 are Republicans. In the 2 open seat contests, Republicans won 2 seats while Democrats did not win any. In total, Kentucky elected 18 senators, 13 Republicans and 5 Democrats.

Newly elected senators

The following are the newly-elected members of the Kentucky State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

There were no Democratic open seat winners.

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Kentucky State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Competitiveness

Michael P. Walters was the only unopposed Democratic senate candidate in 2010

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's nonpartisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Kentucky, two candidates (11.1% of seats) faced no major party opposition. Both candidates were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In Kentucky, 1 (2.9%) of the 35 senate candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate. None won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:

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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Kentucky State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Kentucky House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Kentucky House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 65 58
     Republican Party 35 42
Total 100 100


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • There were 91 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 4 incumbents lost, and thus 87 incumbents were re-elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives.
  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 4 incumbent Democratic incumbent lost.
  • There will be 12 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 12, 3 are Democrats and 9 are Republicans
  • Of the 99 seats up for election, 58 were won by Democrats and 41 by Republicans.
  • 47 candidates were unopposed, 22 Democrats and 25 Republicans.
  • Only 7 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In Kentucky, 91 (91.91%) incumbents ran for re-election. Of these 91, 4 incumbent representatives were defeated. All 4 incumbents were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:


  1. Adam Koenig
  2. Addia Wuchner
  3. Alecia Webb-Edgington
  4. Arnold Simpson
  5. Bob DeWeese
  6. Brent Housman
  7. Brent Yonts
  8. C.B. Embry, Jr.
  9. Carl Rollins, II
  10. Charles Hoffman (Kentucky)
  11. Charles Miller
  12. Danny Ford
  13. Darryl Owens
  14. David Floyd
  15. David Osborne
  16. David Watkins
  17. Dennis Horlander
  18. Dennis Keene
  19. Derrick Graham
  20. Don Pasley
  21. Dottie Sims
  22. Dwight Butler
  23. Fitz Steele
  24. Fred Nesler
  25. Gregory Stumbo
  26. Hubert Collins
  27. James Comer, Jr.
  28. James Glenn, Jr.
  29. Jeff Greer
  30. Jeffrey Hoover
  31. Jesse Crenshaw
  32. Jill York
  33. Jim DeCesare
  34. Jim Gooch, Jr.
  35. Jim Stewart, III
  36. Jim Wayne
  37. Jimmie Lee
  38. Jody Richards
  39. John Arnold, Jr.
  40. John Carney (Kentucky)
  41. John Stacy (Kentucky)
  42. John Tilley
  43. Johnny Bell
  44. Joni Jenkins
  45. Joseph Fischer
  46. Keith Hall
  47. Kelly Flood
  48. Kent Stevens
  49. Kevin Bratcher
  50. Kevin Sinnette
  51. Lawrence Clark
  52. Leslie Combs
  53. Linda Belcher
  54. Lonnie Napier
  55. Marie Rader
  56. Martha King
  57. Mary Lou Marzian
  58. Melvin Henley
  59. Michael Cherry
  60. Mike Harmon
  61. Mitchel Denham, Jr.
  62. Myron Dossett
  63. Reginald Meeks
  64. Richard Henderson
  65. Rick Nelson
  66. Rick Rand
  67. Robert Damron
  68. Rocky Adkins
  69. Ronald Crimm
  70. Royce Adams
  71. Ruth Palumbo
  72. Sal Santoro
  73. Sannie Overly
  74. Stan Lee
  75. Steven Riggs
  76. Steven Rudy
  77. Susan Westrom
  78. Tanya Pullin
  79. Ted Edmonds
  80. Terry Mills
  81. Thomas Burch
  82. Thomas Kerr
  83. Thomas McKee
  84. Thomas Riner
  85. Thomas Turner
  86. Tim Couch
  87. Tim Moore, Kentucky Representative
  88. Tommy Thompson (Kentucky)
  89. W. Brad Montell
  90. Will Coursey
  91. William Farmer, Jr.
  92. Wilson Stone

Incumbents defeated

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Charles Hoffman (Kentucky)
Don Pasley
Dottie Sims
Kent Stevens

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Donna Mayfield
Kim King
Michael Meredith
Ryan Quarles

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In Kentucky, 12 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 12, 3 are Democrats and 9 are Republicans. In the 7 open seat contests, Republicans won 5 and Democrats 2. In total, Kentucky elected 99 representatives, 41 Republicans and 58 Democrats.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the Kentucky House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives:

Democratic


  1. Arnold Simpson
  2. Brent Yonts
  3. Carl Rollins, II
  4. Charles Miller
  5. Darryl Owens
  6. David Watkins
  7. Dennis Horlander
  8. Dennis Keene
  9. Derrick Graham
  10. Fitz Steele
  11. Fred Nesler
  12. Gregory Stumbo
  13. Hubert Collins
  14. James Glenn, Jr.
  15. Jeff Greer
  16. Jesse Crenshaw
  17. Jim Gooch, Jr.
  18. Jim Wayne
  19. Jimmie Lee
  20. Jody Richards
  21. John Arnold, Jr.
  22. John Short
  23. John Stacy (Kentucky)
  24. John Tilley
  25. Johnny Bell
  26. Joni Jenkins
  27. Keith Hall
  28. Kelly Flood
  29. Kevin Sinnette
  30. Lawrence Clark
  31. Leslie Combs
  32. Linda Belcher
  33. Martha King
  34. Mary Lou Marzian
  35. Melvin Henley
  36. Michael Cherry
  37. Mitchel Denham, Jr.
  38. Reginald Meeks
  39. Richard Henderson
  40. Rick Nelson
  41. Rick Rand
  42. Rita Smart
  43. Robert Damron
  44. Rocky Adkins
  45. Royce Adams
  46. Ruth Palumbo
  47. Sannie Overly
  48. Steven Riggs
  49. Susan Westrom
  50. Tanya Pullin
  51. Ted Edmonds
  52. Terry Mills
  53. Thomas Burch
  54. Thomas McKee
  55. Thomas Riner
  56. Tommy Thompson (Kentucky)
  57. Will Coursey
  58. Wilson Stone

Republican

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Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Kentucky, 47 candidates (47.47% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 47, 22 were Democrats and 25 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

In Kentucky, 7 (4.5%) of the 155 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010: