Kentucky House of Representatives

According to recent postings on the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance website, local state Representatives running for re-election this year are out-fundraising their opponents by a mostly wide margin.

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Gov. Matt Bevin is calling on Kentucky lawmakers to pass charter school legislation next year. Charters operate independently of many public school regulations, but receive taxpayer funding. They can be shut down if they don’t meet certain academic requirements.

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Governor Matt Bevin is laying out a conservative legislative agenda he hopes to see accomplished during the next General Assembly.  

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There are 65 contested races in the Kentucky House of Representatives this year, and the political stakes are high.

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After four special elections for vacant state House of Representatives seats on Tuesday, the chamber is still controlled by Democrats.


Major party candidates have been selected for the special election for the Kentucky House of Representatives 8th District seat vacated by new Justice and Public Safety Cabinet secretary John Tilley.

Christian County Democratic Party chair Jeff Taylor was elected unanimously Thursday as his party’s nominee by the Christian and Trigg County executive committees. Taylor will face Republican businessman Walker Thomas, a former Hopkinsville city councilman.

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Local Democratic and Republican party heads are zeroing in on their candidates for the special election to replace Kentucky state Rep. John Tilley, now set for March 8.

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin appointed Tilley, a Democrat last month as secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin or state House of Representatives Speaker Greg Stumbo will now have to set a special election for state Rep. John Tilley’s seat after Bevin appointed the Democratic lawmaker as secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.

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Kentucky 5th District state Rep. Kenny Imes of Murray has filed to run for re-election in 2016.

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Kentucky Republicans are a member closer toward their goal of wresting control of the state House from the Democratic Party.