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KENTUCKY

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John Y Brown Jr - 1979

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline (Major Parties): January 7, 2022
Filing Deadline (Third Parties & Independents): April 6, 2022
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): October 28, 2022
Primary: May 17, 2022
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on October 12, 2021


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Andy Beshear (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Ralph Alvarado (R) - State Sen., Physician & '19 Lt Gov Nominee
Allison Ball (R) - State Treasurer & Attorney
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)

Kelly Craft (R) - Ex-US Ambassador to the United Nations & Businesswoman

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
Ryan Quarles (R) - State Agriculture Commissioner & Ex-State Rep.
Max Wise (R) - State Sen., College Professor & Ex-FBI Analyst

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2023.

Fletcher - Rudolph 2007

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Jacqueline Coleman (D)*

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Michael Adams (R)* - (Campaign Site)

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Daniel Cameron (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Todd Lewis (D) - Attorney
Morgan McGarvey (D) - State Senate Minority Leader, Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide

STATE TREASURER:
[ Allison Ball (R)* - Term-Limited in 2023. ]
O.J. Oleka (R) - AIKCU President, Ex-Deputy State Treasurer & Ex-Teacher

Martha Layne Collins

STATE AUDITOR:
[ Mike Harmon (R)* - Candidate for Governor in 2023. ]
Allison Ball (R) - State Treasurer & Attorney
Russell Coleman (R) - Ex-US Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide & Ex-FBI Agent
Todd Lewis (D) - Attorney

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
[ Ryan Quarles (R)* - Term-Limited 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)
Val Fredrick (R) - Chiropractor, Realtor & Conspiracy Theorist
Tami Stainfield (R) - Ex-Sales Executive & Frequent Candidate

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

Charles Booker (D) - Ex-State Rep., Attorney & '20 Candidate

Rex Chapman (D) - Retired Pro Basketball Player & College Basketball Broadcaster

Ruth Gao (D) - Educator, Restaurant Franchise Owner & Democratic Activist

Jim Gray (D) - State Transportation Secretary, Ex-Lexington Mayor, Businessman & '16 Nominee
Christian Motley (D) - Ex-Obama WH Aide, Ex-Gubernatorial Aide & '20 City Council Candidate

David Biery (I) - Pastor, Businessman & Conservative Activist

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)
David Sharp (R) - Ex-Hopkins County GOP Chair & Finance Director
Jimmy Ausbrooks (D) - Mental Health Counselor & '20 US Sen Candidate

District 2:
Brett Guthrie (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Stephen Harvey (R)
Christopher Henning (R) - Retired Army NCO & Tractor Company Service Supervisor
William Compton (D) - Plum Springs City Commissioner & Music Teacher

Hank Linderman (D) - Musician, Recording Engineer & '18/'20 Nominee

Anne Northup

District 3:
[ John Yarmuth (D)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Muhammad Babar (D) - Physician

Morgan McGarvey (D) - State Senate Minority Leader, Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide

Josie Raymond (D) - State Rep. & Teacher
Attica Scott (D) - State Rep. & Ex-Louisville Metro Councilwoman
Aaron Yarmuth (D) - Journalist & Son of Congressman John Yarmuth
Julie Raque Adams (R) - State Sen. , Ex-State Rep. & Businesswoman
Michael Adams (R) - Secretary of State & Attorney

Darien Barrios (R) - Tax Preparer
Bob DeVore (R) - Ex-McCreary County School Board Member, Retired Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate

Rhonda Palazzo (R) - Realtor, Trump Campaign Activist & '18/'20 Candidate  

District 4:
Thomas Massie (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jarrod Lykins (R) - Compliance Manager & USMC Veteran
Claire Wirth (R) - Real Estate Developer

Scotty Baesler - 1998

District 5:
Hal Rogers (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Allison Ball (R) - State Treasurer & Attorney
Gerardo Serrano (R) - Farmer, Anti-Civil Forfeiture Activist & Frequent Candidate

Rich Van Dam (R) - Physician
Billy Hibbitts (D) - Nonprofit Executive, Estimator, Progressive Activist & '20 Candidate

District 6:
Andy Barr (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Rocky Adkins (D) - Ex-State House Majority Leader, Gubernatorial Aide & '19 Gov Candidate
Jim Gray (D) - State Transportation Secretary, Ex-Lexington Mayor & '16 US Sen Nominee

Chris Preece (D) - Teacher, Scientific Consultant & Doctoral Student



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 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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