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Alison Lundergan Grimes
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Kentucky Secretary of State
In office
January 5, 2012 - Present
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Years in position 3
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Alison Lundergan Grimes is a Lexington, KY-based attorney and the current Democratic Kentucky Secretary of State. She first won election in 2011. Grimes defeated incumbent Elaine Walker in the May 17th Democratic primary and Republican businessman Bill Johnson in the November 8th general election.


Grimes works in the business litigation group of the law firm Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC. She has also served for the past two years as President of the Women Lawyers' Association of the Fayette County Bar. Grimes volunteers on the board of directors of God's Pantry Food Bank, which works to eliminate hunger in Kentucky; she also serves as director of the Historic Woodward Heights Neighborhood Association. She earned a B.A. in Political Science from Rhodes College and her J.D. from the Washington College of Law at American University. Grimes and her husband, Andrew, reside in Lexington, KY.


Grimes's campaign website promises to create jobs by recruiting employers and small businesses to come to Kentucky, improve the state's election system by increasing access for veterans and driving higher voter participation, and streamline the secretary of state's office's business registration process.

She has also advocated increasing voter access by allowing veterans, victims of domestic violence and others to list the secretary of state's office as their residence for voter registration purposes.[1] This has put her at odds with her general election opponent, Bill Johnson, who openly condemned outgoing incumbent Elaine Walker for allowing voters to register without a permanent address. Johnson argued that Walker's move could result in illegal immigrants, felons and other ineligible voters casting ballots. Grimes, who defeated Walker in the May 17 Democratic primary, defended her former opponent, declaring that "Kentuckians do not give up their rights as citizens because they are not property owners."[2]


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See also: Kentucky secretary of state election, 2011

Grimes announced her candidacy for Kentucky Secretary of State in the 2011 attorney general election on January 21, 2011.[3] She defeated incumbent Elaine Walker in the May 17 Democratic primary and Republican businessman Bill Johnson in the November 8 general election.

Kentucky Secretary of State, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlison Lundergan Grimes 60.6% 494,368
     Republican Bill Johnson 39.4% 321,065
Total Votes 815,433

Secretary of State -- Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Alison Lundergan Grimes 55.25%
     Democratic Party Elaine Walker 44.75%
Total Votes 154,610

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