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Michael Cherry
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Kentucky House of Representatives District 4
Former Member
In office
1999-2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMurray State University, 1966
Master'sUniversity of Louisville, 1972
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1966-1993
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 6, 1943
Place of birthPrinceton, KY
ProfessionPresident/Owner, Capitol Cinemas Incorporated
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Michael Cherry (b. February 6, 1943) is a former Democratic member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing District 4 from 1999 to 2013.

Cherry is President and Owner of Capitol Cinemas Incorporated. He previously served in the United States Navy from 1966-1993.

Cherry is a member of the Caldwell/Crittenden/Lyon/Trigg Free Clinic Board, Chamber of Commerce, Elks, American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cherry announced in December 2011 that he would not seek re-election in 2012, stating, "I will be almost 70 at the end of this term, and I feel the job requires an energy and enthusiasm more often found in one younger."[2]

2010

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cherry's opponent in the November 2 general election was Republican candidate Lynn Bechler. According to official results, Cherry defeated Bechler by a margin of 3,361 votes.[3]

Cherry was unopposed in the May 18 Democratic primary.

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 4 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Cherry (D) 9,145
Lynn Bechler (R) 5,784

2008

On November 4, 2008, Cherry was re-elected to the 4th District Seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives with no opposition.[4] He raised $30,729 for his campaign.[5]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 4 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Cherry (D) 13,355 100%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Cherry raised $106,970 in contributions.[6]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Cherry, Mike $20,000
Kentucky House Democratic Caucus Campaign Cmte $11,250
Kentucky Education Association $2,000
Kentucky Optometric Association $2,000

2008

In 2008 Cherry collected $30,729 in donations.[7]

Four of his largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Cherry, Michael E. $24,438
Kentucky Education Association $1,000
Kentucky Association of Realtors $750
Kentucky Automobile Dealers $600

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kathy Hogancamp
Kentucky House of Representatives District 4
1999–2013
Succeeded by
Lynn Bechler (R)