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: {{greydot}} <u>'''Independent (no primary):</u>
 
: {{greydot}} <u>'''Independent (no primary):</u>
 
:* [[Bob Leeper]] {{approved}} Incumbent Leeper has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1991.
 
:* [[Bob Leeper]] {{approved}} Incumbent Leeper has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1991.
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:{{bluedot}} [[Rex Smith]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Michael William East]]
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:{{greydot}} [[Bob Leeper]]
  
 
=== District 4 ===
 
=== District 4 ===
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
 
: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:* No Republican filed to run for this seat.
 
:* No Republican filed to run for this seat.
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:{{bluedot}} [[Dorsey Ridley]]
  
 
===District 6===
 
===District 6===
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
 
: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:* [[Jack Whitfield]] {{Approved}}
 
:* [[Jack Whitfield]] {{Approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Jerry Rhoads]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Jack Whitfield]]
  
 
===District 8===
 
===District 8===
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
 
: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:* [[Joe Bowen]] {{Approved}}
 
:* [[Joe Bowen]] {{Approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[David Boswell]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Joe Bowen]]
  
 
===District 10===
 
===District 10===
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
 
: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:* [[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.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Dennis Parrett]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Elizabeth Tori]]
  
 
===District 12===
 
===District 12===
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:* [[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'''
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Don Blevins]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Alice Kerr]]
  
 
===District 14===
 
===District 14===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:* [[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.
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:{{reddot}} [[Jimmy Higdon]]
  
 
===District 16===
 
===District 16===
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:* [[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
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:{{reddot}} [[David Williams]]
  
 
===District 18===
 
===District 18===
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
 
: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:* [[Jack Ditty]] {{Approved}}
 
:* [[Jack Ditty]] {{Approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Robin Webb]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Jack Ditty]]
  
 
===District 20===
 
===District 20===
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Gary Tapp]] (R) is not seeking re-election.
 
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Gary Tapp]] (R) is not seeking re-election.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[David Eaton]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Paul Hornback]]
  
 
===District 22===
 
===District 22===
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:*[[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
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:{{reddot}} [[Tom Buford]]
  
 
===District 24===
 
===District 24===
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
 
: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
 
:* [[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.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Julie Smith-Morrow]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Katie Stine]]
  
 
===District 26===
 
===District 26===
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:* [[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
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[John Black]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Ernie Harris]]
  
 
===District 28===
 
===District 28===
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:* [[Ralph Alvarado]] '''3,386''' {{Approved}}
 
:* [[Ralph Alvarado]] '''3,386''' {{Approved}}
 
:* Bryan Lutz 1,780
 
:* Bryan Lutz 1,780
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[R.J. Palmer]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Ralph Alvarado]]
  
 
===District 30===
 
===District 30===
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
 
: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
 
:*[[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.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Johnnie Turner, Kentucky candidate]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Brandon Smith]]
  
 
===District 32===
 
===District 32===
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:* Regina Webb 3,077
 
:* Regina Webb 3,077
 
:* Ed Mills 1,656
 
:* Ed Mills 1,656
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:{{bluedot}} [[Mike Reynolds]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Mike Wilson]]
  
 
===District 34===
 
===District 34===
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: '''Note:''' Incumbent [[Ed Worley]] (D) is not seeking re-election.
 
: '''Note:''' Incumbent [[Ed Worley]] (D) is not seeking re-election.
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:{{bluedot}} [[Lee Murphy]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Jared Carpenter]]
  
 
===District 36===
 
===District 36===
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:*[[Julie Denton]] '''10,135''' {{Approved}} Incumbent Denton has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1995.
 
:*[[Julie Denton]] '''10,135''' {{Approved}} Incumbent Denton has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1995.
 
:* Shawn Slone 4,000
 
:* Shawn Slone 4,000
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Rick Hiles]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Julie Denton]]
  
 
===District 38===
 
===District 38===
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
 
: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
 
:*[[Dan Seum]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Seum has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1995.
 
:*[[Dan Seum]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Seum has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1995.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Marty Meyer]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Dan Seum]]
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 16:27, 12 October 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

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

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

2010 state legislative elections analyzed using a Competitiveness Index

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 September 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 Approveda Incumbent Leeper has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1991.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rex Smith
Republican Party Michael William East
Independent Bob Leeper

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 for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dorsey Ridley

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:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jerry Rhoads
Republican Party Jack Whitfield

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:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Boswell
Republican Party Joe Bowen

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.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dennis Parrett
Republican Party Elizabeth Tori

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

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Don Blevins
Republican Party Alice Kerr

District 14

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

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jimmy Higdon

District 16

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrat filed to run for this seat.
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

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party David Williams

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:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robin Webb
Republican Party Jack Ditty

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.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Eaton
Republican Party Paul Hornback

District 22

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrat filed to run for this seat.
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

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Tom Buford

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.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Julie Smith-Morrow
Republican Party Katie Stine

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

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Black
Republican Party Ernie Harris

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:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party R.J. Palmer
Republican Party Ralph Alvarado

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.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Johnnie Turner, Kentucky candidate
Republican Party Brandon Smith

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:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Reynolds
Republican Party Mike Wilson

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.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lee Murphy
Republican Party Jared Carpenter

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

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rick Hiles
Republican Party Julie Denton

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.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Marty Meyer
Republican Party Dan Seum

See also

External links

References

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