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John Y Brown Jr - 1979

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline (Major Parties): January 25, 2022
Filing Deadline (Third Parties & Independents): April 6, 2022
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): October 28, 2022
Primary: May 17, 2022

2023 Filing Deadline (Major Parties): January 6, 2023
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on September 17, 2022


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Andy Beshear (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Brian Hockensmith (D) - Construction Contractor, '12 Pres Candidate & '05 St Rep Candidate

Ralph Alvarado (R) - State Sen., Physician & '19 Lt Gov Nominee
Andy Barr (R) - Congressman, Ex-Gubernatorial Aide & Attorney
Matt Bevin (R) - Ex-Governor, Businessman, Army Veteran & '14 US Sen Candidate

Brian Bush (R) - '18 County Sheriff Candidate
Daniel Cameron (R) - Attorney General & Ex-Congressional Aide

Matt Castlen (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Businessman

David Cooper (R) - Blue Collar Worker, Pastor & National Guardsman
Kelly Craft (R) - Ex-US Ambassador to the United Nations & Businesswoman
Eric Deters (R) - Disbarred Attorney, Law Firm Office Manager & Podcast Host
Robert DeVore (R) - Ex-McCreary School Board Member, Retired UPS Employee & Frequent Candidate
Mike Harmon (R) - State Auditor, Ex-State Rep. & '11 Lt Gov Candidate
Clint Johnson (R) - Computer Consultant & Pastor

Alan Keck (R) - Somerset Mayor & Sports Agent

Savannah Maddox (R) - State Rep., Farmer & GOP Activist

Chris McDaniel (R) - State Sen., Concrete Contractor & '15 Lt Gov Candidate

Anthony Moore (R)
Ryan Quarles (R) - State Agriculture Commissioner & Ex-State Rep.
Johnny Rice (R) - Ex-Police Officer & Militia Activist
Robbie Smith (R) - Teacher

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2023.

Fletcher - Rudolph 2007

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Jacqueline Coleman (D)*

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Michael Adams (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Allen Maricle (R) - Ex-State Rep., Political Consultant & Ex-Broadcasting Executive

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
[ Daniel Cameron (R)* - Candidate for Governor in 2023. ]
Russell Coleman (R) - Ex-US Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide & Ex-FBI Agent

James Nemes (R) - State Rep. & Attorney
Wil Schroder (R) - State Sen., Attorney & '19 Candidate
Todd Lewis (D) - Attorney
Jennifer Moore (D) - Attorney
Morgan McGarvey (D) - State Senate Minority Leader, Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide
Pamela Stevenson (D) - State Rep., Attorney & Retired USAF Colonel

STATE TREASURER:
[ Allison Ball (R)* - Candidate for State Auditor in 2023. ]
Andrew Cooperrider (R) - Coffeeshop Owner & '22 St Sen Candidate

O.J. Oleka (R) - AIKCU President, Ex-Deputy State Treasurer & Ex-Teacher

Michael Bowman (D) - Bank Manger, '19 Nominee & '18 Co Clerk Candidate

Martha Layne Collins

STATE AUDITOR:
[ Mike Harmon (R)* - Candidate for Governor in 2023. ]
Allison Ball (R) - State Treasurer & Attorney

Todd Lewis (D) - Attorney

Kim Reeder (D) - Attorney

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
[ Ryan Quarles (R)* - Candidate for Governor in 2023. ]
Richard Heath (R) - State Rep., Construction Company Owner & '15 Candidate
Jonathan Shell (R) - Ex-State House Majority Leader & Farmer

Rocky Adkins (D) - Ex-State House Minority Leader, Gubernatorial Aide & '19 Gov Candidate


Julian Carroll - 1975

KENTUCKY LEGISLATURE:

State House

State Senate


U.S. SENATOR:

Rand Paul (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Charles Booker (D) - Ex-State Rep., Attorney & '20 Candidate
Lee Thomason (WI) - Retired Law Professor & Attorney

Walter "Dee" Huddleston - 1980

Mitch McConnell (R)* - (Campaign Site) - (Senate Leadership Site) - Next Election in 2026.
Michael Adams (R) - Secretary of State, Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide
Andy Barr (R) - Congressman, Attorney & Ex-Gubernatorial Aider
Daniel Cameron (R) - Attorney General & Ex-Congressional Aide
Kelly Craft (R) - Ex-US Ambassador to the United Nations & Businesswoman
Brett Guthrie (R) - Congressman, Ex-State Sen & Businessman
Thomas Massie (R) - Congressman & Ex-Lewis County Judge-Executive


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
James Comer (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jimmy Ausbrooks (D) - Mental Health Counselor & '20 US Sen Candidate

District 2:
Brett Guthrie (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Hank Linderman (D) - Musician, Recording Engineer & '18/'20 Nominee

Anne Northup

District 3:
[ John Yarmuth (D)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Morgan McGarvey (D) - State Senate Minority Leader, Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide
Stuart Ray (R) - Businessman & Ex-State Fish/Wildlife Commission Member
Daniel Cobble (WI) - Litigant-Activist & '20 US Sen Candidate

District 4:
Thomas Massie (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Matthew Lehman (D) - Pharmaceutical Executive
Ethan Osborne (I)

Scotty Baesler - 1998

District 5:
Hal Rogers (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Conor Halbleib (D) - Law School Student

District 6:
Andy Barr (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Geoff Young (D) - Retired State Employee & Frequent Candidate



Gatewood Galbraith

STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Constitution Party of Kentucky (C)
Kentucky Democratic Party (D)
Green Party of Kentucky (G)
Libertarian Party of Kentucky (L)
Reform Party of Kentucky (REF)
Republican Party of Kentucky (R)
Unity Party of Kentucky (U)
Independent (I)
Write-In (WI)


Steve Nunn for Governor - 2003

STATE ELECTION OFFICES:

Secretary of State's Office

State Board of Elections

Kentucky Registry of Election Finance


Jones - Patton - 1991

STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Bluegrass Politics
Bowling Green Daily News
Central Kentucky News-Journal
Corbin Times-Tribune
Danville Advocate Messenger
Elizabethtown News Enterprise
Henderson Gleaner
Jefferson Review (Libertarian)
Kentucky Fried Politics
Kentucky Post (Covington)
Kentucky Standard (Bardstown)
Lexington Herald-Leader
Louisville Courier-Journal
Louisville Eccentric Observer (Alternative)
Maysville Ledger-Independent
Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer
Paducah Sun
PageOneKentucky.com
Princeton Times Leader
Winchester Sun

Jim Bunning - 2004
CN-2 Cable (Politics)
WBKO TV-13 (ABC - Bowling Green)
WKAG TV-43 (Independent - Hopkinsville)
Kentucky Educational Television (PBS - Lexington)
WKYT TV-27 (CBS - Lexington)
WLEX TV-18 (NBC - Lexington)
WTVQ TV-36 (ABC - Lexington)
WAVE TV-3 (NBC - Louisville)
WDRB TV-41 (FOX - Louisville)
WHAS TV-11 (ABC - Louisville)
WLKY TV-32 (CBS - Louisville)
WPSD TV-6 (NBC - Paducah)

Mary Louise Foust - 1980

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