Thomas Burch

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Thomas Burch
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Kentucky House of Representatives District 30
Incumbent
In office
1972-1974, 1979-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position (current service)35
Years in position (previous service)2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$1,788.51/month
Per diem$135.30/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1978
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBellarmine College, 1959
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1948-1952
Personal
BirthdayJuly 19, 1931
Place of birthLouisville, KY
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Thomas Burch (b. July 19, 1931) is a Democratic member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing District 30. He was first elected to the chamber in 1978 and served a term prior to that from 1972 to 1974.

Burch's professional experience includes working as a Production Control Manager for General Electric Corporation. He served as a Petty Officer in the United States Navy Reserve from 1952-1956 and in the United States Navy from 1948-1952.

Issues

Campaign themes

Burch's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Excerpt: "Improved education for our children"
  • Excerpt: "Lower prescription costs for seniors"
  • Excerpt: "Quality, affordable health care"
  • Excerpt: "Increased health department services for the uninsured and needy"
  • Excerpt: "Better nursing home staffing ratios"

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kentucky Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Welfare, Chair
Licensing and Occupations
Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Safety

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Burch 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 Tom Burch was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Brian L. Krueger was unopposed in the Republican primary. Krueger was disqualified after his residency was challenged in court.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2012

Burch won re-election in the 2012 election for Kentucky House of Representatives District 30. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 22, 2012, and defeated Aaron L. Wilson (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Burch Incumbent 75.1% 13,345
     Republican Aaron Wilson 24.9% 4,429
Total Votes 17,774

2010

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2010

Burch's opponent in the November 2 general election was Republican candidate Aaron Wilson. According to official results, Burch defeated Wilson by a margin of 9,433 to 3,600.[7]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 30 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Burch (D) 9,433
Aaron Wilson (R) 3,600

Burch ran unopposed in the May 18 Democratic primary election.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Burch was re-elected to the 30th District Seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives with no opposition.[8] He raised $29,175 for his campaign.[9]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 30 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Burch (D) 15,653 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Burch is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, Burch raised a total of $520,965 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 12, 2013.[10]

Thomas Burch's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kentucky State House, District 30 Won $117,279
2010 Kentucky State House, District 30 Won $103,030
2008 Kentucky State House, District 30 Won $29,175
2006 Kentucky State House, District 30 Won $60,112
2004 Kentucky State House, District 30 Won $52,575
2002 Kentucky State House, District 30 Won $25,930
2000 Kentucky State House, District 30 Won $50,385
1998 Kentucky State House, District 30 Won $40,502
1996 Kentucky State House, District 30 Won $26,075
1994 Kentucky State House, District 30 Won $15,902
Grand Total Raised $520,965

2012

Burch won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Burch raised a total of $117,279.
Kentucky House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Thomas Burch's campaign in 2012
Humana$2,000
Kentucky Attorneys Political Action Trust$2,000
Merck & Co$2,000
Kentucky Hospital Association$1,000
Kentucky Association of Realtors$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$117,279
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Burch won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Burch raised a total of $103,030.

2008

Burch won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Burch raised a total of $29,175.

2006

Burch won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Burch raised a total of $60,112.

2004

Burch won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Burch raised a total of $52,575.

2002

Burch won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Burch raised a total of $25,930.

2000

Burch won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Burch raised a total of $50,385.

1998

Burch won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Burch raised a total of $40,502.

1996

Burch won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Burch raised a total of $26,075.

1994

Burch won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1994. During that election cycle, Burch raised a total of $15,902.

Personal

Burch has five children.[11] He is a member of the Brooklawn Youth Services Board, Co-Founder of Day Spring, and a member of the Home of the Innocents, Kentucky Domestic Violence Association, Kentucky Organ Donor Council, Kentucky Welfare Reform Coalition, Kosair Children's Hospital, Lions Foundation, National Organization for Women, and the Saint Bartholomew Church.[12]

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