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Revision as of 12:48, 7 September 2010

Elections for the office of Kentucky State Senate will be held in Kentucky on November 2, 2010. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was January 26, 2010 and the primary election day was on May 18, 2010.

Kentucky State Senators are elected to four-year terms.

There are 38 seats in the Kentucky State Senate and 19 of them are up for re-election on November 2.

See also: Kentucky State Senate and State legislative elections, 2010

Campaign contributions

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Kentucky in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 62 $6,125,118
2006 55 $3,171,644
2004 63 $5,143,180
2002 51 $4,547,216

Incumbency

Unopposed incumbents

2 incumbents (12%) face no competition in the November 2 general election and are thus, barring unforeseen circumstances, guaranteed re-election in November.

  • 1 Democratic incumbent faces no November challenger.
  • 1 GOP incumbent faces no November challenger.

Primary challenges

Only 6 incumbents faced competition in the May 18th primary. No incumbents lost in the primary election. The following 17 incumbents (7 Democrats, 10 Republicans) won their primaries:

Retiring incumbents

Two incumbent senators are not running for re-election, while 17 incumbents (89%) are running for re-election. Of the 2 incumbents who are not running for re-election, 1 is a Democrat and 1 is a Republican.

Incumbents who are retiring are:

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the Kentucky State Senate, a candidate must be:[2]

  • At least 30 years of age at the time of the election
  • A citizen of Kentucky
  • Resided in the state 6 years preceding the election
  • Resided in the district for the last year

Filing fee

Any person intending to run for a seat in the Kentucky Senate must file a declaration of candidacy with the Secretary of State's office and pay a filing fee of $200.00

Incumbency analysis

  • The incumbent is running for re-election in 17 of the 19 seats that are up for re-election. The two seats where an incumbent is not running in November are Districts 20 and 34.
  • 6 incumbents -- 5 Republicans and 1 Democrat -- have a challenger in the May 18 primary.
  • 11 incumbents have no challenger in the May 18 primary.
  • 2 incumbents -- Ridley (D), District 4 and Higdon (R), District 14 -- have no challenger in either the primary or the general election.

Current partisan composition

See also: Partisan composition of state senates
Party As of July 2014
     Democratic Party 14
     Republican Party 23
     Independent 1
Total 38


List of candidates

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District 2

Democratic PartyMay 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican PartyMay 18 Republican primary result:
IndependentIndependent (no primary):
  • Bob Leeper (I) Incumbent Leeper has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1991.

District 4

Democratic PartyMay 18 Democratic primary result:
  • Dorsey Ridley Approveda Incumbent Ridley has served in the Kentucky Senate since 2004.
Republican PartyMay 18 Republican primary result:
  • No Republican filed to run in this contest.

District 6

Democratic PartyMay 18 Democratic primary result:
  • Jerry Rhoads Approveda Incumbent Rhoads has served in the Kentucky Senate since 2003.
Republican PartyMay 18 Republican primary result:

District 8

Democratic PartyMay 18 Democratic primary result:
  • David Boswell Approveda Incumbent Boswell has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1990.
Republican PartyMay 18 Republican primary result:

District 10

Democratic PartyMay 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican PartyMay 18 Republican primary result:
  • Elizabeth Tori Approveda Incumbent Tori has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1995.

District 12

Democratic PartyMay 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican PartyMay 18 Republican primary result:

District 14

Democratic PartyMay 18 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrat filed to run in this contest.
Republican PartyMay 18 Republican primary result:
  • Jimmy Higdon Approveda Incumbent Higdon has served in the Kentucky Senate since December 2009.

District 16

Democratic PartyMay 18 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrat filed to run in this contest.
Republican PartyMay 18 Republican primary result:

District 18

Democratic PartyMay 18 Democratic primary result:
  • Robin Webb Approveda Incumbent Webb has served in the Kentucky Senate since 2009.
Republican PartyMay 18 Republican primary result:

District 20

Democratic PartyMay 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican PartyMay 18 Republican primary result:
Note: Incumbent Gary Tapp (R) is not seeking re-election.

District 22

Democratic PartyMay 18 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrat filed to run in this contest.
Republican PartyMay 18 Republican primary result:

District 24

Democratic PartyMay 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican PartyMay 18 Republican primary result:
  • Katie Stine Approveda Incumbent Stine has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1999.

District 26

Democratic PartyMay 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican PartyMay 18 Republican primary result:

District 28

Democratic PartyMay 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican PartyMay 18 Republican primary result:

District 30

Democratic PartyMay 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican PartyMay 18 Republican primary result:
  • Brandon Smith Approveda Incumbent Smith has served in the Kentucky Senate since 2008.

District 32

Democratic PartyMay 18 Democratic primary result:
  • Mike Reynolds Approveda Incumbent Reynolds has served in the Kentucky Senate since February 2009.
Republican PartyMay 18 Republican primary result:

District 34

Democratic PartyMay 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican PartyMay 18 Republican primary result:
Note: Incumbent Ed Worley (D) is not seeking re-election.

District 36

Democratic PartyMay 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican PartyMay 18 Republican primary result:

District 38

Democratic PartyMay 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican PartyMay 18 Republican primary result:
  • Dan Seum Approveda Incumbent Seum has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1995.

See also

External links

References

  1. Follow the Money, Kentucky
  2. Candidate Qualification Information