Kentucky state legislative special elections, 2013

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As of August 2014, four special elections have been scheduled for the Kentucky State Legislature in 2013. These elections were called to fill vacancies in the Kentucky State Senate District 13 and Kentucky House of Representatives Districts 7, 52 and 56.

How vacancies are filled


If there is a vacancy in the General Assembly, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. The governor must call for an election if the General Assembly is not in session. The presiding officer in the house where the vacancy happened must call for an election if lawmakers are in session.[1] All nominating deadlines for special elections are 28 days before the election.[2]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of August 2014
     Democratic Party 14
     Republican Party 23
     Independent 1
Total 38

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of August 2014
     Democratic Party 54
     Republican Party 46
Total 100

Special elections

February 12, 2013



June 25, 2013



December 10, 2013



See also

References

  1. Kentucky Legislative Research Commission, "Kentucky Revised Statutes," accessed May 22, 2014 (Referenced Statute 118.730)
  2. Kentucky Legislative Research Commission, "Kentucky Revised Statutes," accessed May 22, 2014 (Referenced Statute 118.730)
  3. Kentucky.com, "Beshear sets Feb. 12 election for vacant House seat in southern Kentucky," January 7, 2013
  4. McCreary Record, "Upchurch runs to regain House seat," January 16, 2013
  5. Lexington Herald-Leader, "Monticello Republican wins special election for Kentucky House 52nd District seat," February 13, 2013
  6. lex18.com, "Special Election First Test Of Military Voting Law," April 28, 2013
  7. kentucky.com, "Democrats choose Woodford party leader to run for vacant Central Kentucky House seat," April 29, 2013
  8. kentucky.com, "Kentucky Republicans choose Lyen Crews to run in special election for House 56th District seat," May 1, 2013
  9. kentucky.com, "Democrat wins special House election in Kentucky," June 25, 2013
  10. courier-journal.com, "Kathy Stein appointed to Fayette judgeship; special elections set for her seat, John Arnold's," October 14, 2013
  11. kentucky.com, "Republicans pick Michael Johnson as nominee in special Senate election; Moloney to run as independent," October 21, 2013
  12. kentucky.com, "Democrat Reginald Thomas wins state Senate special election," December 10, 2013
  13. courier-journal.com, "Kathy Stein appointed to Fayette judgeship; special elections set for her seat, John Arnold's," October 14, 2013
  14. courier-journal.com, "Candidates in 2 Kentucky special elections appear set," October 22, 2013
  15. courierpress.com, "Suzanne Miles is apparent winner, but Humphrey is seeking recanvass," December 10, 2013