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KY Candidate Filings by the Numbers
Candidates for the 2016 Elections
The state filing deadline to run for office in 2016 came and went this afternoon, and the state General Assembly saw a lot of activity with candidate filings. Here is a brief summary of the filing activity in the state Legislature. Look for more information on the legislative races in the days to come.
Kentucky State House
Unopposed – 30 legislators (22 Republicans, 8 Democrats)
Contested – 59 legislators (21 Republicans, 38 Democrats)
Retirements – 7 legislators
3 Republicans – Tom Kerr, Brad Montell, Bob DeWeese
4 Democrats – Larry Clark, Johnny Bell, Mike Denham & Leslie Combs
Open Seats with Special Elections – 4 (2 Republicans, 2 Democrats)
Unopposed House Democrats – Wilson Stone, Mary Loy Marzian, Jim Wayne, Joni Jenkins, Derrick Graham, Arnold Simpson, Ruth Ann Palumbo, George Brown
Unopposed House Republicans – Lynn Bechler, Myron Dossett, Jim DeCesare, Tim Moore, Bart Rowland, Kevin Bratcher, Phil Moffett, Jerry Miller, Bam Carney, Ken Upchurch, David Osborne, Sal Santoro, Diane St. Onge, Addia Wuchner, Joe Fischer, David Meade, Jeff Hoover, Tommy Turner, Jim Stewart, Robert Benvenuti, Marie Rader, Tim Couch.
Kentucky State Senate
Unopposed – 10 legislators
6 Republicans – Stan Humphries, Whitney Westerfield, Danny Carroll, David Givens, Chris McDaniel & Robert Stivers
5 Democrats – Johnny Ray Turner, Denise Harper Angel, Perry Clark, Reggie Thomas, Julian Carroll
Contested – 7 legislators
4 Republicans – John Schickel, Damon Thayer, Albert Robinson, Steve West
3 Democrats – Morgan McGarvey, Ray Jones, Gerald Neal
Retirements – 2 legislators
2 Republicans – Chris Girder, Carroll Gibson