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Kentucky State Legislative Candidates


Kentucky State Legislative Candidates

Dear Supporter,

Campaign for Liberty gave candidates for State House and Senate an opportunity to provide a straight answer to the following questions.  The candidates’ answers can be seen below the list of questions.


  1. Will you oppose efforts to cooperate with a national ID card system and vote to block all state funding for and cooperation with any national ID scheme including Real ID and Pass ID programs?
  2. Do you oppose the use of unmanned devices being used for law enforcement and used in order to fine citizens?
  3. Will you support a “Constitutional Carry” bill that would allow any law-abiding citizen to carry a firearm concealed without a permit?
  4. Will you support legislation to nullify ObamaCare and authorize state and local law enforcement to arrest federal officials attempting to implement the unconstitutional health care scheme known as ObamaCare?
  5. Will you support legislation to end the use of “no knock” warrants?
  6. Will you support legislation that would allow TSA agents to be charged with sexual assault if they use invasive “pat-down” procedures?
  7. Do you oppose taking federal money to create a state health insurance exchange?


Kentucky House “Y”= Yes “N”= No “+”= Will Sponsor
District Party First Last City Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7
1 R Steven Jack Rudy West Paducah
2 R Richard Heath Mayfield
2 D Kelly Whitaker Hickory Y Y Y N Y Y Y
3 R Jason D. Crockett Paducah Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+
3 D Gerald Watkins Paducah Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4 R Lynn Bechler Marion
4 D Raymond W. Giannini Princeton
5 R Kenny Imes Murray Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
5 D Hal Thomas Kemp Murray
6 D Will R. Coursey Symsonia
7 D John A. Arnold Sturgis
7 R Tim Kline Owensboro Y Y Y Y Y Y
8 D John C. Tilley Hopkinsville
8 R Max Sturdivant Hopkinsville
9 R Myron B. Dossett Pembroke Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y Y Y+
10 R F.L. “Ben” Waide Madisonville
10 D Mike Seiber Earlington
11 D David A. Watkins Henderson
11 R Paul A. DeSpain Henderson
12 D Jim Gooch Providence
13 D Jim Glenn Owensboro
13 I Bill Barron Owensboro
14 D Tommy Thompson Owensboro
14 R Marian Turley Philpot
15 D Brent Yonts Greenville
15 R Marshall E. Prunty Belton
16 D Martha Jane King Lewisburg
16 R Chris Hightower Auburn Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+
17 R C.B. Embry Morgantown Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
18 R Dwight Butler Harned
19 R Michael Lee Meredith Brownsville
19 D Dottie J. Sims Horse Cave
20 D Jody Richards Bowling Green
20 R Regina Webb Bowling Green
21 R Jim DeCesare Bowling Green
22 D Wilson Stone Scottsville
23 D Johnny W. Bell Glasgow
24 D Terry Mills Lebanon
24 R M.J. Pickerill Lebanon
25 D Jimmie Lee Elizabethtown
26 R Tim Moore Elizabethtown Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
27 D Jeff Greer Brandenburg
27 R Dalton Jantzen Payneville
28 D Charles W. Miller Louisville
28 R Corey Allen Koellner Louisville
29 R Kevin D. Bratcher Louisville
30 D Thomas J. Burch Louisville
30 R Aaron L. Wilson Louisville
31 D Steve Riggs Louisville
31 R Nicholas X. Simon Louisville
32 R Julie Raque Adams Louisville
33 R Ron Crimm Louisville Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
33 D Rick Hiles Louisville
34 D Mary Lou Marzian Louisville
35 D Jim Wayne Louisville
36 R Jonathan Shell Lancaster
36 D Bradley Bud Montgomery Berea
37 D Jeffery M. Donohue Fairdale
38 R Mike Nemes Louisville
38 D Denver Butler Louisville
39 D Robert R. Damron Nicholasville Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y Y
39 R Matt Lockett Nicholasville Y Y Y Y+ Y Y Y+
40 D Dennis Horlander Louisville
41 D Tom Riner Louisville
41 DAS Henry Owens Louisville
42 D Reginald K. Meeks Louisville
43 D Darryl T. Owens Louisville
44 D Joni Jenkins Shively
44 R Gail Powers Louisville Y Y Y Y Y N Y
45 R Stan Lee Lexington Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
45 G Geoff Young Lexington Y N Y N
45 I Breck Withers Lexington
46 D Larry Clark Louisville
46 R Brian Simpson Louisville Y+ Y Y Y Y Y Y
47 D Rick W. Rand Bedford
47 R T.K. Broecker LaGrange
48 R Bob M. DeWeese Louisville
48 D Susan Johns Louisville
49 D Linda Howlett Belcher Shepherdsville
49 R Russell Webber Shepherdsville Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y
50 R David Floyd Bardstown Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
50 D Dick Heaton Bardstown
51 R John “Bam” Carney Campbellsville
52 R Sara Beth Gregory Monticello
53 R Bart Rowland Tompkinsville
53 D Thomas Dodson Tompkinsville
54 R Mike Harmon Junction City Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
54 D Barry M. Harmon Danville
55 R Kim King Harrodsburg
55 D Kent Stevens Lawrenceburg
56 D Carl P. Rollins Midway
56 R Douglass Jones Lexington Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+
57 D Derrick W. Graham Frankfort
57 R Don Stosberg Frankfort
58 R Brad Montell Shelbyville
59 R David W. Osborne Prospect
60 R Sal Santoro Florence
61 R Brian E. Linder Dry Ridge Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
61 D Wanda Crupper Hammons Dry Ridge
62 R Ryan F. Quarles Georgetown
62 D Charlie Hoffman Georgetown
63 R Diane St. Onge Lakeside Park
64 R Thomas Robert Kerr Taylor Mill
65 D Arnold R. Simpson Covington
66 R Addia Kathryn Wuchner Burlington
67 D Dennis Keene Wilder
67 R Adam Haas Newport
68 R Joseph M. Fischer Fort Thomas Y+ Y Y+ Y+ Y Y Y+
69 R Adam Koenig Erlanger
70 D Mitchel B. Denham Maysville
71 D John Will Stacy Liberty
72 D Sannie Overly Paris
73 R Donna Mayfield Winchester
73 D JoEllen Reed Winchester
74 D Richard Henderson Jeffersonville
75 D Kelly Flood Lexington
76 D Ruth Ann Palumbo Lexington
76 R Richard Marrs Lexington
77 D Jesse Crenshaw Lexington
78 D Thomas M. McKee Cynthiana
78 R Bryan Lutz Cynthiana Y+ Y Y+ Y+ Y N N
79 D Susan Westrom Lexington
79 R Chris Logan Lexington
80 R David Meade Stanford
81 D Rita H. Smart Richmond
81 R Mary R. McGill Long Berea
82 R Regina Petrey Bunch Williamsburg Y Y+ N Y+ Y Y Y
83 R Jeff Hoover Jamestown
84 D Fitz Steele Hazard
85 R Tommy Turner Somerset
86 R Jim Stewart Flat Lick
87 D Rick Nelson Middlesboro
87 R Joshua D. Howard Pineville
88 R Robert J. Benvenuti Lexington
88 D Reginald Thomas Lexington
89 R Marie L. Rader McKee
90 R Tim Couch Hyden
91 D Ted Edmonds Jackson
91 R Gary Wayne Herald Beattyville
92 D John W. Short Hindman
93 D W. Keith Hall Phelps
94 D Leslie A. Combs Pikeville
95 D Gregory D. Stumbo Prestonsburg
96 R Jill York Grayson
97 D Hubert Collins Wittensville Y Y+ Y+ Y Y Y Y
97 R Bobby Wayne McCool Van Lear Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+
98 D Tanya Pullin South Shore
99 D Rocky Adkins Sandy Hook
100 D Kevin P. Sinnette Ashland
Kentucky Senate
1 R Stan Humphries Cadiz
1 D Carroll Hubbard Mayfield Y Y N N Y Y Y
3 D Joey Pendleton Hopkinsville
3 R Whitney H. Westerfield Hopkinsville
5 R Carroll Gibson Leitchfield
7 D Julian M. Carroll Frankfort
7 R Frank Haynes Frankfort
9 R David P. Givens Greensburg
11 R John Schickel Union
13 D Kathy W. Stein Lexington
15 R Chris Girdler Somerset
17 R Damon Thayer Georgetown Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
17 D David Holcomb Georgetown
19 D Morgan McGarvey Louisville
21 D Amie Hacker London
21 R Albert Robinson London Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
23 R Chris McDaniel Taylor Mill
23 D James Noll Villa Hills
25 R Robert Stivers Manchester
25 D Ralph Hoskins Manchester
27 D Walter Blevins West Liberty
27 R Tony Downey Ashland Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
29 D Johnny Ray Turner Prestonsburg
31 D Ray S. Jones Pikeville
33 D Gerald A. Neal Louisville
33 DAS Norris Shelton Louisville  Y+  Y+  Y+  Y+  Y+  Y+
35 D Denise Harper Angel Louisville
37 R Chris Thieneman Louisville
37 D Perry B. Clark Louisville