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Robert Damron

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Robert Damron
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Kentucky House of Representatives District 39
Incumbent
In office
1993-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Caucus Chairman
2009-2013
Compensation
Base salary$188.22/day
Per diem$135.30/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kentucky, 1976
Master'sUniversity of Kentucky, 1981
Personal
BirthdayJune 20, 1954
Place of birthDanville, Kentucky
ProfessionVice President, Ross Sinclaire & Associates
ReligionDisciples of Christ
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Robert R. Damron (b. June 20, 1954) is a Democratic member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing District 39. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992. He served as Majority Caucus Chairman from 2009 to 2013.

Biography

Damron's professional experience includes working as a Financial Advisor/Investment Banker/Securities Agent with Ross, Sinclaire & Associates and self-employed insurance agent.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Damron served on the following committees:

Kentucky Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations and Revenue
Banking and Insurance
Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Safety

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Damron served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Damron served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

Damron's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Taxes & Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt:"Co-sponsored legislation that repealed taxes on inheritances, private pensions, and intangibles."

Ethics

  • Excerpt:"Led the fight for passage of the 1993 “no cup of coffee” Ethics Reforms."

Agricultural

  • Excerpt:"Co-sponsored tort reform to protect farmers from frivolous lawsuits."

Crime

  • Excerpt:"Sponsored Kentucky’s Fetal Homicide Bill."

Education

  • Excerpt:"Supported increased funding for school technology and for improvements in the student/teacher relationship."

Elections

2012

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2012

Damron won re-election in the 2012 election for Kentucky House of Representatives District 39. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 22, 2012, and defeated Matt Lockett (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 39, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Damron Incumbent 56.3% 8,184
     Republican Matt Lockett 43.7% 6,364
Total Votes 14,548

2010

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2010

Damron's opponent in the November 2 general election was Republican candidate Peter Kerr. According to official results, Damron defeated Kerr by a margin of 8,745 to 7,402.[4]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 39 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Damron (D) 8,745
Peter Kerr (R) 7,402

Damron ran unopposed in the May 18 Democratic primary election.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Damron was re-elected to the 39th District Seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives, defeating Chris W. Moore (R).[5] Damron raised $308,231 for his campaign, while Moore raised $23,590.[6]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 39 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Domron (D) 11,448 57.4%
Chris W. Moore (R) 8,496 42.6%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Damron is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, Damron raised a total of $1,255,026 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 14, 2013.[7]

Robert Damron's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kentucky State House, District 39 Won $223,139
2010 Kentucky State House, District 39 Won $352,598
2008 Kentucky State House, District 39 Won $308,231
2006 Kentucky State House, District 39 Won $152,860
2004 Kentucky State House, District 39 Won $76,354
2002 Kentucky State House, District 39 Won $18,396
2000 Kentucky State House, District 39 Won $66,288
1998 Kentucky State House, District 39 Won $11,913
1996 Kentucky State House, District 39 Won $34,538
1994 Kentucky State House, District 39 Won $10,709
Grand Total Raised $1,255,026

2012

Damron won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Damron raised a total of $223,139.
Kentucky House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Damron's campaign in 2012
Kentucky Attorneys Political Action Trust$2,000
Oaks, James$2,000
Hawk, Dale$2,000
Lexington Fire Fighters$2,000
Ogden, Phillip R$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$223,139
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Damron won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Damron raised a total of $352,598.

2008

Damron won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Damron raised a total of $308,231.

2006

Damron won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Damron raised a total of $152,860.

2004

Damron won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Damron raised a total of $76,354.

2002

Damron won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Damron raised a total of $18,396.

2000

Damron won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Damron raised a total of $66,288.

1998

Damron won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Damron raised a total of $11,913.

1996

Damron won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Damron raised a total of $34,538.

1994

Damron won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1994. During that election cycle, Damron raised a total of $10,709.

Personal

Damron and his wife, Paula, have one child.[8] He is a member of the All Gods Children Inc. Board of Directors, Employment Solutions Board of Directors, PACE Board at Asbury College, Bluegrass Council Executive Board - Boy Scouts of America, Nicholasville Christian Church, Jessamine County Beef Cattle Association, and the Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
William "Bill" Strong
Kentucky House of Representatives District 39
1993–present
Succeeded by
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