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Kentucky state executive official elections, 2011

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Seven state executive positions were up for election in 2011. These include: the offices of governor and lieutenant governor, as well as attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor and commissioner of agriculture. The primary election was held on May 17, 2011, while the general election was held on November 8, 2011.

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2011
State Executive Official Elections

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Contents
1 Gubernatorial
2 Attorney General
3 Secretary of State
4 Treasurer
5 Auditor
6 Commissioner of Agriculture

Gubernatorial

See also: Kentucky gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2011
Governor and Lt. Governor of Kentucky, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Beshear and Jerry E. Abramson 55.7% 464,245
     Republican David Williams and Richie Farmer 35.3% 294,034
     Independent Gatewood Galbraith and Dea Riley 9% 74,860
Total Votes 833,139


Attorney General

See also: Kentucky attorney general election, 2011
Attorney General of Kentucky, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJack Conway Incumbent 55% 449,638
     Republican Todd P'Pool 45% 367,661
Total Votes 817,299


Secretary of State

See also: Kentucky secretary of state election, 2011
Kentucky Secretary of State, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlison Lundergan Grimes 60.6% 494,368
     Republican Bill Johnson 39.4% 321,065
Total Votes 815,433


State Treasurer

See also: Kentucky down ballot state executive elections, 2011
Kentucky Treasurer, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Hollenbach Incumbent 48.8% 393,413
     Republican K.C. Crosbie 46.6% 375,916
     Libertarian Ken Moellman 4.6% 37,261
Total Votes 806,590


State Auditor

See also: Kentucky down ballot state executive elections, 2011
Kentucky Auditor, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Edelen 55.8% 440,345
     Republican John T. Kemper III 44.2% 349,366
     Independent Kim C. Hay 0% 75
Total Votes 789,786


Commissioner of Agriculture

See also: Kentucky down ballot state executive elections, 2011
Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Comer, Jr. 63.8% 519,183
     Democratic Robert Farmer 36.2% 294,663
Total Votes 813,846


Contents
1 Gubernatorial
2 Attorney General
3 Secretary of State
4 Treasurer
5 Auditor
6 Commissioner of Agriculture
7 References

Gubernatorial

See also: Kentucky gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2011

Incumbent Governor Steve Beshear claimed the Democratic nomination unopposed, while three Republican challengers jockeyed for their party's nomination. Ultimately, attorney David Williams won the Republican contest.

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

Governor -- Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Steve Beshear N/A
Total Votes N/A

Republican Party Republican candidates

Governor -- Republican primary results
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda David Williams 48.22%
     Republican Party Barbara Holsclaw 13.80%
     Republican Party Phil Moffett 37.98%
Total Votes 142,056

Independent Independent candidates

Attorney General

See also: Kentucky attorney general election, 2011

Although the office of Kentucky Attorney General is up for election, the position did not appear on the state primary. Democratic incumbent Jack Conway and Republican Hopkins County attorney Todd P’Pool both ran unopposed in their respective primaries. Conway announced his candidacy nearly two weeks after losing the United States Senate contest to Republican Rand Paul in the 2010 midterm elections. [1]

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

Secretary of State -- Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Jack Conway N/A
Total Votes N/A

Republican Party Republican candidates

Secretary of State -- Republican primary results
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party ApprovedaTodd P'Pool N/A
Total Votes N/A

Secretary of State

See also: Kentucky secretary of state election, 2011

Lexington attorney Alison Lundergan Grimes overcame incumbent Elaine Walker to claim the Democratic Party nomination, while businessman Bill Johnson narrowly beat former U.S. Department of Agriculture official Hilda Legg.

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

Secretary of State -- Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Alison Lundergan Grimes 55.25%
     Democratic Party Elaine Walker 44.75%
Total Votes 154,610

Republican Party Republican candidates

Secretary of State -- Republican primary results
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party ApprovedaBill Johnson 50.42%
     Republican Party Hilda Legg 49.58%
Total Votes 131,714
NOTE: Hilda Legg requested a recanvass of the vote in the Republican primary, which was conducted on May 26. It did not change the result.[7]

Treasurer

See also: Kentucky down ballot state executive elections, 2011

Incumbent Treasurer Todd Hollenbach easily fended off a challenge from education consultant Steve Hamrick in the Democratic party, while Lexington Councilwoman K.C. Crosbie claimed the Republican nomination unopposed.

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

  • Incumbent Todd Hollenbach.
  • Hopkinsville education consultant Steve Hamrick.
Treasurer -- Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Todd Hollenbach 70.95%
     Democratic Party Steve Hamrick 29.05%
Total Votes 149,628

Republican Party Republican candidates

Treasurer -- Republican primary results
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda K.C. Crosbie N/A
Total Votes N/A

Auditor

See also: Kentucky down ballot state executive elections, 2011

Incumbent Crit Luallen declined to run in 2011. Adam Edelen stood unopposed for the Democratic nomination and Lexington developer John T. Kemper III defeated Addia Kathryn Wuchner to claim the Republican nod.

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

  • Lexington management consultant Adam Edelen.[9]
Auditor -- Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Adam Edelen N/A
Total Votes N/A

Republican Party Republican candidates

Auditor -- Republican primary results
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda John T. Kemper III 57.27%
     Republican Party Addia Kathryn Wuchner 42.73%
Total Votes 123,696

Commissioner of Agriculture

See also: Kentucky down ballot state executive elections, 2011

Current Commissioner Richie Farmer (R) is ineligible for re-election. He is running for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky on a ticket with state Senate President David Williams.

A total of 5 Democrats and 2 Republican candidates ran in the June primary. Marketing professional Bob Farmer prevailed over a crowded Democratic field, while Tompkinsville farmer James R. Comer won the Republican nomination.

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

  • Lexington marketing professional Robert "Bob" Farmer
  • Lawrenceburg farmer Stewart Gritton
  • Richmond lawyer John Faris Lackey
  • David Williams
  • Retired Montgomery County Judge-Executive B.D. Wilson.[10]
Commissioner of Agriculture Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Robert "Bob" Farmer 30.40%
     Democratic Party John Faris Lackey 21.02%
     Democratic Party B. D. Wilson 19.46%
     Democratic Party Stewart Gritton 16.57%
     Democratic Party David Williams 12.57%
Total Votes 150,223

Republican Party Republican candidates

  • Farmer James R. Comer
  • Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger
Commissioner of Agriculture Republican primary results
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda James R. Comer 66.67%
     Republican Party Rob Rothenburger 33.33%
Total Votes 129,421

References

Deadline Event
Jan. 25 Declaration of candidacy for primary
Apr. 18 Voter registration for primary
Apr. 29 - May 16 Absentee ballot request, in person
'May 10 Absentee ballot request, by mail
May 17 Emergency absentee ballot request for primary
May 17 Primary election
May 27 Last day to request a recount and to challenge primary results
June 6 Certification of primary results
August 9 Declaration of candidacy for general election
Oct 11 Voter registration for general election
Oct 21 - Nov 7 Absentee ballot request for general election, in person
Oct 28 Write-in candidate announcement for general election
Nov 1 Absentee ballot request for general election, by mail
Nov 8 Emergency absentee ballot request for general election
Nov 8 General election
Nov 15 Last day to challenge general election results
Nov 18 Last day to request a general election recount
Nov 28 Certification of general election results

See also

Kentucky

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