The Green Papers: Kentucky 2021 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:4,509,342 (1.46% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:8(1.49% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:6(1.38% of 435)
2010 Census:4,350,606 (1.40% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:8(1.49% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:6(1.38% of 435)
Capital:Frankfort
 

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Kentucky State and Local Government


The primary is for the Democratic and Republican parties. If the nomination is uncontested, the candidate does not appear on the primary ballot.


2022 Dates from the Commonwealth of Kentucky State Board of Elections.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 117th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator  Mitch McConnell
First elected: 1984; re-elected: 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008, 2014, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

Class 3 Republican Senator  Rand Paul
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Charles Booker
FEC S0KY00420
  Candidate Democratic     Ruth Anne Gao
FEC S2KY00111
  Candidate Republican     Val Fredrick
FEC S2KY00129
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Rand Paul
FEC S0KY00156; 30 Jun 21; Tot $4,641,983; Dsb $1,585,815
  Candidate Independent     David Biery
FEC S2KY00103; 31 Mar 21; Tot $155; Dsb $151

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2019, 2023. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Andy Beshear
First elected: 2019
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2023
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Republican     Brian Bush
  Candidate Republican     David Cooper
  Candidate Republican     Auditor of Public Accounts  Mike Harmon
  Candidate Republican     Clint Johnson

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2019, 2023. Elected on a ticket with Governor; no separate Primary for Lt Gov from Gov

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Jacqueline Coleman
First elected: 2019
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2023

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Republican (5 Undetermined);
1 Democratic (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1 Republican Member of Congress  James R. Comer
First elected in a Special [re: 6 September 2016 resignation of Member of Congress Wayne Edward "Ed" Whitfield (Republican)] and General Election: 8 November 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jimmy Clifton Ausbrooks
FEC H2KY01085
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  James R. Comer
FEC H6KY01110; 30 Jun 21; Tot $230,666; Dsb $185,635
  Candidate Republican     David L. Sharp
FEC H2KY01077

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2 Republican Member of Congress  Steven Brett "Brett" Guthrie
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (4) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Plum Springs City Commissioner William Dakota Compton
FEC H2KY02125
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Steven Brett "Brett" Guthrie
FEC H8KY02031; 30 Jun 21; Tot $339,901; Dsb $225,667
  Candidate Republican     Stephen G. Harvey
FEC H2KY02133
  Candidate Republican     Christopher Lee Henning
FEC H2KY02141

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 3 Democratic Member of Congress  John A. Yarmuth
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Attica Woodson Scott
FEC H2KY03172
  Candidate Republican     Darien D. Barrios Moreno
a.k.a. Darien Barrios

FEC H2KY03198
  Candidate Republican     former McCreary County School Board Member Robert Lewis "Bob" Devore, Jr.
FEC H2KY03180

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 4 Republican Member of Congress  Thomas H. Massie
First elected in special election to the 112th Congress and a concurrent regular election to the 113th Congress: 6 November 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Jarrod Mason Lykins
FEC H2KY04204
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Thomas H. Massie
FEC H2KY04121; 30 Jun 21; Tot $192,553; Dsb $166,668
  Candidate Republican     Claire Wirth
FEC H2KY04196; 30 Jun 21; Tot $40,589; Dsb $28,998

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 5 Republican Member of Congress  Harold Dallas "Hal" Rogers
First elected: 1980
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     William Robert "Billy" Hibbitts
FEC H0KY05148
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Harold Dallas "Hal" Rogers
FEC H0KY05015; 30 Jun 21; Tot $115,961; Dsb $74,411
  Candidate Republican     Richard Jacob Van Dam
FEC H2KY05151; 30 Jun 21; Tot $3,450; Dsb $1,100

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 6 Republican Member of Congress  Garland "Andy" Barr
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Christopher "Chris" Preece
FEC H2KY06175
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Garland "Andy" Barr
FEC H0KY06104; 30 Jun 21; Tot $1,169,364; Dsb $217,071

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2019, 2023

  Republican Secretary of State Michael G. Adams
First elected: 2019
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2023

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2019, 2023

  Republican Attorney General  Daniel Cameron
First elected: 2019
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2023

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2019, 2023

  Republican Treasurer  Allison Ball
First elected: 2015, re-elected: 2019
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2023
Open Seat - At Term Limit

Auditor of Public Accounts  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2019, 2023

  Republican Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon
First elected: 2011; re-elected: 2015, 2019
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2023
Open Seat - At Term Limit.
12 July 2021: Candidate for Governor in 2022.

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2019, 2023

  Republican Agriculture Commissioner  Ryan F. Quarles
First elected: 2015, 2019
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2023
Open Seat - At Term Limit
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Richard Heath
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Jonathan Shell
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 3 incumbents, 7 candidates
  Republican: 12 incumbents, 21 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Kentucky Constitution.
Election Authority
  Kentucky Registry of Election Finance
  State Board of Elections
Democratic
  Kentucky Democratic Party
  Kentucky Democratic Party
Republican
  Republican Party of Kentucky
Third Party
  Justice Party of Kentucky
  Kentucky Green Party
  Kentucky Right to Life Association
  Libertarian Party of Kentucky
  The Unity Party of Kentucky
Media & others
  Bowling Green Daily News
  Central Kentucky News-Journal - Campbellsville
  Jefferson Review - Louisville
  Messenger-Inquirer - Owensboro
  Page One - Politics in Kentucky
  Politics1.com - Kentucky
  State Journal - Frankfort
  The Advocate Messenger - Danville
  The Courier-Journal - Louisville
  The Evansville Courier & Press
  The Gleaner - Henderson
  The Kentucky Post - Covington
  The Kentucky Standard - Bardstown
  The Ledger Independent - Maysville
  The Ledger Independent - Maysville
  The News-Enterprise - Elizabethtown
  The Paducah Sun - Paducah
  The Times Leader - Princeton
  The Vermont Cynic
  The Winchester Sun
  WAVE TV - NBC - Louisville
  WBKO TV - ABC - Bowling Green
  WHAS TV - ABC - Louisville
  WKYT & WYMT TV - CBS - Lexington
  WTVQ - ABC - Lexington

 


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