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===District 2===
 
===District 2===
 
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* [[Rex Smith]] {{Approved}}
 
:* [[Rex Smith]] {{Approved}}
  
: {{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:* [[Michael William East]] {{Approved}}
 
:* [[Michael William East]] {{Approved}}
  
: {{greydot}}<u>'''Independent (no primary):</u>
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: {{greydot}} <u>'''Independent (no primary):</u>
 
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:* [[Bob Leeper]] (I) Incumbent Leeper has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1991.
 
:* [[Bob Leeper]] (I) Incumbent Leeper has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1991.
  
 
=== District 4 ===
 
=== District 4 ===
 
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: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
: {{bluedot}}<u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* [[Dorsey Ridley]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Ridley has served in the Kentucky Senate since 2004.
 
:* [[Dorsey Ridley]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Ridley has served in the Kentucky Senate since 2004.
  
: {{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
 
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:* No Republican filed to run in this seat.
:* No Republican filed to run in this contest.
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===District 6===
 
===District 6===
 
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: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
: {{bluedot}}<u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* [[Jerry Rhoads]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Rhoads has served in the Kentucky Senate since 2003.
 
:* [[Jerry Rhoads]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Rhoads has served in the Kentucky Senate since 2003.
  
: {{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
 
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:* [[Jack Whitfield]] {{Approved}}
 
:* [[Jack Whitfield]] {{Approved}}
  
 
===District 8===
 
===District 8===
 
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* [[David Boswell]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Boswell has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1990.  
 
:* [[David Boswell]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Boswell has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1990.  
  
: {{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
 
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:* [[Joe Bowen]] {{Approved}}
 
:* [[Joe Bowen]] {{Approved}}
  
 
===District 10===
 
===District 10===
 
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: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
: {{bluedot}}<u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* [[Dennis Parrett]] {{Approved}}
 
:* [[Dennis Parrett]] {{Approved}}
  
: {{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
 
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:* [[Elizabeth Tori]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Tori has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1995.
 
:* [[Elizabeth Tori]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Tori has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1995.
  
 
===District 12===
 
===District 12===
 
 
: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
 
:* [[Don Blevins]] {{Approved}}
 
:* [[Don Blevins]] {{Approved}}
  
 
: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
 
: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
 
 
:* [[Alice Kerr]] '''6,805''' {{Approved}} Incumbent Kerr has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1999.
 
:* [[Alice Kerr]] '''6,805''' {{Approved}} Incumbent Kerr has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1999.
 
:* Andrew Roberts '''2,738'''
 
:* Andrew Roberts '''2,738'''
  
 
===District 14===
 
===District 14===
 
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: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
: {{bluedot}}<u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* No Democrat filed to run in this contest.
 
:* No Democrat filed to run in this contest.
  
:{{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
 
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:* [[Jimmy Higdon]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Higdon has served in the Kentucky Senate since December 2009.
 
:* [[Jimmy Higdon]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Higdon has served in the Kentucky Senate since December 2009.
  
 
===District 16===
 
===District 16===
 
 
: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
 
:* No Democrat filed to run in this contest.
 
:* No Democrat filed to run in this contest.
  
 
: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
 
: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
 
 
:* [[David Williams]] '''18,407''' {{Approved}} Incumbent Williams has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1987.
 
:* [[David Williams]] '''18,407''' {{Approved}} Incumbent Williams has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1987.
 
:* Denver Capps 4,143
 
:* Denver Capps 4,143
  
 
===District 18===
 
===District 18===
 
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: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
: {{bluedot}}<u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* [[Robin Webb]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Webb has served in the Kentucky Senate since 2009.
 
:* [[Robin Webb]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Webb has served in the Kentucky Senate since 2009.
  
: {{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
 
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:* [[Jack Ditty]] {{Approved}}
 
:* [[Jack Ditty]] {{Approved}}
  
 
===District 20===
 
===District 20===
 
 
: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
 
:* [[David Eaton]] '''8,281''' {{Approved}}
 
:* [[David Eaton]] '''8,281''' {{Approved}}
 
:* John Spainhour 6,618
 
:* John Spainhour 6,618
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
 
 
:*[[Paul Hornback]] '''5,328''' {{Approved}}  
 
:*[[Paul Hornback]] '''5,328''' {{Approved}}  
 
:* David Glauber 3,148
 
:* David Glauber 3,148
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===District 22===
 
===District 22===
 
 
: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
 
:* No Democrat filed to run in this contest.
 
:* No Democrat filed to run in this contest.
  
 
: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
 
: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
 
 
:*[[Tom Buford]] '''6,236''' {{Approved}} Incumbent Buford has served the Kentucky Senate since 1991.
 
:*[[Tom Buford]] '''6,236''' {{Approved}} Incumbent Buford has served the Kentucky Senate since 1991.
 
:* Chad Crouch 5,542
 
:* Chad Crouch 5,542
  
 
===District 24===
 
===District 24===
 
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: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
: {{bluedot}}<u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* [[Julie Smith-Morrow]] {{Approved}}
 
:* [[Julie Smith-Morrow]] {{Approved}}
  
: {{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
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:* [[Katie Stine]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Stine has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1999.
 
:* [[Katie Stine]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Stine has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1999.
  
 
===District 26===
 
===District 26===
 
 
: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
 
:* [[John Black]] {{Approved}}
 
:* [[John Black]] {{Approved}}
  
 
: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
 
: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
 
 
:* [[Ernie Harris]] '''9,109''' {{Approved}} Incumbent Harris has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1995.
 
:* [[Ernie Harris]] '''9,109''' {{Approved}} Incumbent Harris has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1995.
 
:* Don Godfrey 3,626
 
:* Don Godfrey 3,626
  
 
===District 28===
 
===District 28===
 
 
: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
 
:* [[R.J. Palmer]] '''14,575''' {{Approved}} Incumbent Palmer has served in the Kentucky Senate since 2001.
 
:* [[R.J. Palmer]] '''14,575''' {{Approved}} Incumbent Palmer has served in the Kentucky Senate since 2001.
 
:* Ryan Dotson 6,705
 
:* Ryan Dotson 6,705
  
 
: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
 
: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
 
 
:* [[Ralph Alvarado]] '''3,386''' {{Approved}}
 
:* [[Ralph Alvarado]] '''3,386''' {{Approved}}
 
:* Bryan Lutz 1,780
 
:* Bryan Lutz 1,780
  
 
===District 30===
 
===District 30===
 
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: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
: {{bluedot}}<u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* [[Johnnie Turner]] {{Approved}}
 
:* [[Johnnie Turner]] {{Approved}}
  
: {{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
 
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:*[[Brandon Smith]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Smith has served in the Kentucky Senate since 2008.
 
:*[[Brandon Smith]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Smith has served in the Kentucky Senate since 2008.
  
 
===District 32===
 
===District 32===
 
 
: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
 
:*[[Mike Reynolds]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Reynolds has served in the Kentucky Senate since February 2009.
 
:*[[Mike Reynolds]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Reynolds has served in the Kentucky Senate since February 2009.
  
 
: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
 
: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
 
 
:* [[Mike Wilson]] '''5,025''' {{Approved}}
 
:* [[Mike Wilson]] '''5,025''' {{Approved}}
 
:* Regina Webb 3,077
 
:* Regina Webb 3,077

Revision as of 13:37, 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 November 2014
     Democratic Party 14
     Republican Party 23
     Independent 1
Total 38


List of candidates

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District 2

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

District 4

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

District 6

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

District 8

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

District 10

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

District 12

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party May 18 Republican primary result:
  • Alice Kerr 6,805 Approveda Incumbent Kerr has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1999.
  • Andrew Roberts 2,738

District 14

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

District 16

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrat filed to run in this contest.
Republican Party May 18 Republican primary result:
  • David Williams 18,407 Approveda Incumbent Williams has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1987.
  • Denver Capps 4,143

District 18

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

District 20

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

District 22

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrat filed to run in this contest.
Republican Party May 18 Republican primary result:
  • Tom Buford 6,236 Approveda Incumbent Buford has served the Kentucky Senate since 1991.
  • Chad Crouch 5,542

District 24

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

District 26

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party May 18 Republican primary result:
  • Ernie Harris 9,109 Approveda Incumbent Harris has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1995.
  • Don Godfrey 3,626

District 28

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
  • R.J. Palmer 14,575 Approveda Incumbent Palmer has served in the Kentucky Senate since 2001.
  • Ryan Dotson 6,705
Republican Party May 18 Republican primary result:

District 30

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

District 32

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

District 34

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
  • Lee Murphy 4,453 Approveda
  • Landra Lewis 4,106
  • Michael Cope 3,966
Republican Party May 18 Republican primary result:
Note: Incumbent Ed Worley (D) is not seeking re-election.

District 36

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party May 18 Republican primary result:
  • Julie Denton 10,135 Approveda Incumbent Denton has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1995.
  • Shawn Slone 4,000

District 38

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party May 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