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|U.S. House, Kentucky, District 6|
|February 17, 2004-Present|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||11|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||February 17, 2004|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Kentucky State Attorney General|
|Kentucky State Auditor|
|High school||Woodford County High School|
|Bachelor's||University of Kentucky|
|J.D.||University of Kentucky School of Law|
|Service/branch||United States Army Reserve|
|Years of service||1967-1973|
|Date of birth||September 12, 1959|
|Place of birth||Versailles, KY|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Recent news
- 8 Personal
- 9 External Links
- 10 References
Chandler was born in 1959 in Versailles, KY, where he also attended high school. He earned both his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Kentucky. Prior to his political career, Chandler worked as an attorney in private practice.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Chandler's political career:
- Kentucky State Auditor, 1991-1995
- Attorney General for the State of Kentucky, 1995-2003
- U.S. House of Representatives, 6th Congressional District of Kentucky, 2004-Present
U.S. House of Representatives
Chandler serves on the following House committees:
- Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
- Subcommittee on Techinical and Tactical Intelligence
- Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia
Percentage voting with party
Ben Chandler voted with the Democratic Party 72.7% of the time, which ranked 182 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.
In addition, Rep. Chandler voted for the stimulus bill. 57% of U.S. voters believe that the stimulus has either hurt the economy (36%) or had no impact (21%). 38% believe the stimulus helped the economy. 
Finally, Chandler supported the "Cap and Trade" bill. Just after the bill’s passage, 42% of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19% believed it would help. 15% said that the bill would have no impact.
Chandler is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Kentucky's 6th District. Chandler is seeking the nomination on the Democratic ticket. Candidates wishing to run were initially required to file by the signature filing deadline of January 31, 2012. However because the legislature was unable to complete new redistricting maps on time, the deadline was pushed back one week. The new deadline is February 7. The primary elections will be held on May 22, 2012.
On November 2, 2010, Chandler won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Garland "Andy" Barr, Republican (R), C. Wes Collins (Write-In), and Randolph S. Vance (Write-In) in the general election.
Chandler won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Chandler's campaign committee raised a total of $1,674,100 and spent $2,665,906.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Kentucky's 6th Congressional District, 2010 - Ben Chandler Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$1,580,018|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$1,554,522|
|Top contributors to Ben Chandler's campaign committee|
|Commonwealth of Kentucky||$22,914|
|RJ Corman Railroad Group||$19,200|
|League of Conservation Voters||$15,065|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
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Chandler lives in Woodford County, Kentucky with his wife, Jennifer. The couple has three children.
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- Biographical Guide to Members of Congress "Ben Chandler" Accessed November 15, 2011
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "House of Representatives Committee Assignments" Accessed November 15, 2011
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- Courier Press "Judge to rule by Tuesday on Kentucky legislative filing deadline," January 30, 2012
- Kentucky.com "Lawmakers move to postpone congressional deadline," January 27, 2012
- Ben Chandler for Congress "Herald-Leader Endorses Ben Chandler" Accessed April 13, 2012
- Ben Chandler for Congress "NRA Endorses Ben Chandler" Accessed April 13, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010" Accessed November 15, 2011
- Open Secrets "Ben Chandler 2010 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed November 15, 2011
- Official House Site "Biography," Accessed November 15, 2011
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