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Online Guide to Kentucky Elections, Candidates & Politics


KENTUCKY

Your complete directory of Kentucky candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle … state political parties … the official state election office … and state news sources.

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John Y Brown Jr - 1979

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

This page was last updated on March 21, 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
Daniel Cameron (R) – Attorney General & Ex-Congressional Aide
Matt Castlen (R) – State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Businessman
James Comer (R) – Congressman, Ex-State Agriculture Commissioner & ’15 Candidate
Kelly Craft (R) – Ex-US Ambassador to the United Nations & Businesswoman
Mike Harmon (R) – State Auditor, Ex-State Rep. & ’11 Lt Gov Candidate
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.

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)

STATE TREASURER:
Allison Ball (R)* – (Campaign Site)

Martha Layne Collins

STATE AUDITOR:
Mike Harmon (R)*(Campaign Site)

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
Ryan Quarles (R)*(Campaign Site)

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
Rex Chapman (D) – Retired Pro Basketball Player & College Basketball Broadcaster
Christian Motley (D) – Ex-Obama WH Aide, Ex-Gubernatorial Aide & ’20 City Council Candidate

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

Walter

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)

District 2:
Brett Guthrie (R)*(Campaign Site)
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)* – (Campaign Site)
Attica Scott (D) – State Rep. & Ex-Louisville Metro Councilwoman
Rhonda Palazzo (R) – Realtor, Trump Campaign Activist & ’18/’20 Candidate  

District 4:
Thomas Massie (R)* – (Campaign Site)
Claire Wirth (R) – Investor

Scotty Baesler - 1998

District 5:
Hal Rogers (R)* – (Campaign Site)
Gerardo Serrano (R) – Farmer, Anti-Civil Forfeiture Activist & Frequent Candidate

Billy Hibbitts (D) – Nonprofit Executive, Estimator, Progressive Activist & ’20 Candidate

District 6:
Andy Barr (R)* – (Campaign Site)
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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