The Green Papers: Kentucky 2022 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary : Tuesday 17 May 2022
General Election : Tuesday 8 November 2022
Tuesday 25 January 2022 - Filing Deadline - Primary (extended due to redistricting delays) .
Tuesday 17 May 2022 - Primary . Polling hours 6:00a-6:00p EDT (1000-2200 UTC) / 6:00a-6:00p CDT (1100-2300 UTC). Poll closing time could be rather problematic in KENTUCKY. A large chunk of the state is in Central Time [but the networks consider that "most of the polls have closed" in KENTUCKY by 6 PM Eastern Time and so, if they can, project at the same time they project INDIANA]. Central Time voters in KENTUCKY may note the networks' willingness/eagerness to project a winner as early as 6 PM Eastern Time.
Tuesday 7 June 2022 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor .
Tuesday 8 November 2022 - General Election . Polling hours 6:00a-6:00p EST (1100-2300 UTC) / 6:00a-6:00p CST (1200-0000 UTC). Poll closing time could be rather problematic in KENTUCKY. A large chunk of the state is in Central Time [but the networks consider that "most of the polls have closed" in KENTUCKY by 6 PM Eastern Time and so, if they can, project at the same time they project INDIANA]. Central Time voters in KENTUCKY may note the networks' willingness/eagerness to project a winner as early as 6 PM Eastern Time.
 
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.


Election Calendars from the State Board of Elections.

Candidate Filings from the State Board of Elections.

6 January 2022: Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear signed Bill 172 which changes the 2022 filing deadline from 7 to 25 January due to redistricting delays.


17 May 2022 Primary returns from an official source, results from a media source, results from a media source.

 
           

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
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Independent     Scott Micheal Duncan
FEC S6KY00195

Class 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  Rand Paul
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Charles Booker
FEC S0KY00420; 30 Jun 22; Tot $4,539,153; Dsb $3,638,988
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Rand Paul
FEC S0KY00156; 30 Jun 22; Tot $19,496,596; Dsb $11,968,448
  Candidate Write-in     Charles Lee Thomason

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 (12)
  Candidate Democratic     Brian Hockensmith
  Candidate Republican     Brian Bush
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Daniel Cameron
10 May 2022: Candidate for Governor in 2023.
  Candidate Republican     David Cooper
  Candidate Republican     Eric C. Deters
May not be able to run as an Independent when registered as a political party member.
  Candidate Republican     Auditor of Public Accounts  Mike Harmon
12 July 2021: Candidate for Governor in 2022.
  Candidate Republican     Clint Johnson
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Savannah Maddox
  Candidate Republican     Anthony Moore
  Candidate Republican     Agriculture Commissioner  Ryan F. Quarles
2 May 2022: Candidate for Governor in 2023.
  Candidate Republican     Johnny R. Rice
  Candidate Republican     Robbie Smith

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 2022, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Republican (5 Renominated);
1 Democratic (1 Open)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
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
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jimmy Clifton Ausbrooks
FEC H2KY01085; 30 Jun 22; Tot $6,232; Dsb $5,671
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  James R. Comer
FEC H6KY01110; 30 Jun 22; Tot $1,226,109; Dsb $673,555

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Steven Brett "Brett" Guthrie
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Hank Linderman
FEC H8KY02080; 30 Jun 22; Tot $53,199; Dsb $63,924
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Steven Brett "Brett" Guthrie
FEC H8KY02031; 30 Jun 22; Tot $1,740,474; Dsb $1,493,305

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Member of Congress  John A. Yarmuth
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - 12 October 2021: "... I will continue to fight for Louisville ... for another 15 months, and then, I will retire from Congress."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Morgan McGarvey
FEC H2KY03206; 30 Jun 22; Tot $2,096,052; Dsb $1,650,476
  Candidate Republican     Stuart N. Ray
Received 29.5% in the 17 May primary.

FEC H2KY03214; 30 Jun 22; Tot $472,737; Dsb $351,798
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Daniel Lee Cobble
23 June 2022: Lost 17 May 2022 Republican primary, now running as a write-in.

FEC H2KY03248

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
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
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Matthew "Matt" Lehman
FEC H2KY04212; 30 Jun 22; Tot $160,953; Dsb $150,322
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Thomas H. Massie
FEC H2KY04121; 30 Jun 22; Tot $841,370; Dsb $806,716
  Candidate Independent     Ethan Keith "Oz" Osborne
FEC H2KY04246

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Harold Dallas "Hal" Rogers
First elected: 1980
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Conor Halbleib
FEC H2KY05177; 30 Jun 22; Tot $12,331; Dsb $9,841
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Harold Dallas "Hal" Rogers
FEC H0KY05015; 30 Jun 22; Tot $591,044; Dsb $577,250

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Garland "Andy" Barr
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 2 write-ins) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Geoffrey M. "Geoff" Young
FEC H4KY06163; 30 Jun 22; Tot $153,073; Dsb $153,073
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Garland "Andy" Barr
FEC H0KY06104; 30 Jun 22; Tot $2,944,693; Dsb $939,455
  Candidate Write-in     Maurice Randall Cravens, II
  Candidate Write-in     Maxwell Keith Froedge

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
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     Secretary of State  Michael G. Adams
5 August 2022: Running for re-election.
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Allen Maricle

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
Open Seat - 11 May 2022: Candidate for Governor in 2023.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Russell Coleman

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. Running for state Auditor in 2023.
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Bowman
  Candidate Republican     Andrew Cooperrider

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.
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Kim Reeder
  Candidate Republican     Treasurer  Allison Ball
At Term Limit as Treasurer

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
2 May 2022: Candidate for Governor in 2023.
 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, 10 candidates
  Republican: 12 incumbents, 26 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: 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 4 candidates
 
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
  Kentucky Secretary of State - Elections
  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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