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Walter Blevins
Blevins.jpg
Kentucky State Senate District 27
Incumbent
In office
1993-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
President Pro Tem, Kentucky Senate
1997-1998
Compensation
Base salary$188.22/day
Per diem$135.30/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kentucky House of Representatives
1982-1992
Education
Bachelor'sMorehead State University, 1972
OtherDMD, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, 1976
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1976-1978
Personal
BirthdayMarch 29, 1950
Place of birthPaintsville, KY
ProfessionDentist
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Walter Blevins (b. March 29, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Kentucky State Senate, representing District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992. He served as President Pro Tempore from 1997 to 1998. He served in the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1982 to 1992.

Blevins earned his B.S. from Morehead State University in 1972 and his D.M.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1976. His professional experience includes working as a dentist. He served as a Captain in the United States Army from 1976 to 1978.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kentucky Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations and Revenue
Education
State and Local Government

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

Blevins' website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Excerpt:"Walter Blevins believes in keeping families safe."
  • Excerpt:"Walter believes that all children should be allowed the access to health care services."

Elections

2012

See also: Kentucky State Senate elections, 2012

Blevins won re-election in the 2012 election for Kentucky State Senate District 27. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 22, 2012, and defeated Tony Downey in the general election on November 6, 2012. [2][3]

Kentucky State Senate, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWalter Blevins Incumbent 63.5% 24,977
     Republican Tony Downey 36.5% 14,350
Total Votes 39,327

2008

On November 4, 2008, Blevins was re-elected to the 27th District Seat in the Kentucky State Senate, defeating Richard White (R).[4] Blevins raised $62,630 for his campaign, while White raised $24,081.[5]

Kentucky State Senate, District 27 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngWalter Blevins (D) 27,202 64.9%
Richard White (R) 14,717 35.1%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2008

In 2008 Blevins collected $62,630 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Kentucky Democratic Party $9,250
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $2,000
Kentucky Attorneys Political Action Trust $2,000
Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 502 $2,000

Personal

Blevins and his wife, Carla, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Woody May
Kentucky State Senate District 27
1993–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Kentucky House of Representatives
1983–1992
Succeeded by
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