Jack Westwood

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Jack Westwood
Kentucky State Senate District 23
Former Member
In office
Base salary$188.22/day
Per diem$135.30/day
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kentucky, 1966
Master'sNorthern Kentucky University, 1980
Date of birthMarch 6, 1944
Place of birthCovington
ReligionChurch of Christ
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Jack Westwood (b. March 6, 1944) is a former Republican member of the Kentucky State Senate, representing District 23 from 1997 to 2013. Westwood was a member of the Erlanger-Elsmere School Board from 1995 to 1996.

Westwood earned his BA in English from the University of Kentucky in 1966. He went on to receive his MA in Education from Northern Kentucky University in 1980.

Westwood was an English/Journalism Teacher for Lloyd High School from 1966 to 1993. He then worked as a Photographer for Photogenesis from 1987 to 1995. He is currently a Hardware Salesman.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Kentucky State Senate elections, 2012

Westwood announced in August 2011 that he would not be seeking re-election in 2012. He stated, “I don’t have any specific reasons not to (run again). A lot of people object to having career politicians. It was never my intention to be there for 16 years.”[1]


On November 4, 2008, Westwood was re-elected to the 23rd District Seat in the Kentucky State Senate, defeating Kathy Groob (D).[2] Westwood raised $509,585 for his campaign, while Groob raised $522,687.[3]

Kentucky State Senate, District 23 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jack Westwood (R) 21,057 51.0%
Kathy Groob (D) 20,250 49.0%

Campaign donors


In 2008 Westwood collected $509,587 in donations.[4]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Kentucky Republican Party $180,777
Kentucky Senate Republican Caucus $89,431
Kees, Stephen $2,000
Bluegrass CMTE $2,000

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Westwood and his wife, Kelley, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph U. Meyer
Kentucky State Senate District 23
Succeeded by
Chris McDaniel (R)