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Whitney Westerfield

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Whitney Westerfield
Whitney Westerfield.jpeg
Kentucky State Senate District 3
In office
January 1, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$188.22/day
Per diem$135.30/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
High schoolChristian County (1999)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kentucky (2003)
J.D.University of Kentucky (2006)
Whitney Westerfield is a Republican member of the Kentucky State Senate, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Westerfield earned his J.D. from the University of Kentucky. His professional experience includes running his own private law practice.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Kentucky Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary, Chair
Natural Resources and Energy
Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection, Vice-chair


Campaign themes

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


  • Excerpt:"Farmers need an elected official that will protect their industry from burdensome regulation and costly taxation – costs that are carried on the shoulders of each of us at the grocery."


  • Excerpt:" The changes to the penal code have removed much of the disincentive to possess or traffic in controlled substances."

Protection Of Life

  • Excerpt:"Protecting our unborn may not be popular, and may be difficult under certain circumstances, but those children are lives worthy of protection nonetheless."


  • Excerpt:"Gambling and gaming is tempting as a possible way out for the very people in the Commonwealth who have the least means to gamble with. The costs to our families and communities is far too great for any revenue the gaming lobby promises it can deliver."


  • Excerpt:"God made marriage a sacred union between a man and a woman, and I will never recognize a different standard."



See also: Kentucky State Senate elections, 2012

Westerfield won election in the 2012 election for Kentucky State Senate District 3. He ran unopposed in the primary on May 22, 2012, and defeated Joey Pendleton in the general election on November 6, 2012. [2][3]

Kentucky State Senate, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWhitney Westerfield 50.4% 18,457
     Democratic Joey Pendleton Incumbent 49.6% 18,160
Total Votes 36,617

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Westerfield is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Westerfield raised a total of $107,518 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 7, 2013.[4]

Whitney Westerfield's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kentucky State Senate, District 3 Won $107,518
Grand Total Raised $107,518


Westerfield won election to the Kentucky State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Westerfield raised a total of $107,518.
Kentucky State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Whitney Westerfield's campaign in 2012
Kentucky Republican Party$38,221
Senate Republican Caucus Campaign Cmte$35,072
Ditto, Douglas$1,000
Geary, Mark$1,000
Reinventing A New Direction - Randpac$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$107,518
Source:Follow the Money


Westerfield has a wife, Amanda.[1]

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Preceded by
Joey Pendleton (D)
Kentucky StateSenate District 3
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