Whitney Westerfield

Society
9:04 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Public Support for KY State-Wide Smoking Ban Rises

Credit www.wikipedia.com

A new poll shows more than half of Kentuckians interviewed last fall support a state law to ban smoking in indoor public places. The poll from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati finds about 6 out of 10 would support such a ban. That’s up from fewer than half of those polled in 2010.  However, the measure isn’t getting much political support because so much of the region depends on tobacco farming.

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Politics
3:28 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Senators-elect Westerfield, Humphries Named Senate Committee Chairs

Credit Kentucky Senate courtesy Commonwealth of Kentucky

The Republican Kentucky Senate has completed its shake-up, after announcing new committee chairs today. Among the appointees, the caucus named Senator-elect Whitney Westerfield, of Hopkinsville, chair of the Judiciary Committee, and Senator-elect Stan Humphries, of Cadiz, chair of the Capital Planning Advisory Board.

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2012 Election
11:32 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Pendleton Officially Concedes Race

Joey Pendleton
Credit lrc.ky.gov

Long-time state senator Joey Pendleton of Hopkinsville has officially conceded the Third District senate race to opponent Whitney Westerfield. Pendleton, a Democrat, requested a recanvass after he lost the election by just under 300 votes.

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Politics
12:37 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Pendleton Plans to Request Vote Recanvass

Joey Pendleton
Credit lrc.ky.gov

Kentucky Third District State Senator Joey Pendleton plans to request a recanvass after he narrowly lost in Tuesday’s election. Pendleton, a five-term Democratic incumbent, lost by around 300 votes to Republican newcomer Whitney Westerfield. Pendleton tells the Kentucky New Era he owes it to his voters to ask for the recanvass, a process that checks for accuracy. Pendleton adds that if it shows a 150-vote gap or less, he’ll ask for an official recount.

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Politics
11:24 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Westerfield Edges Out Victory Over Incumbent Pendleton

Whitney Westerfield
Credit whitney.aglobeblue.com

Republican challenger Whitney Westerfield edged out long-time Democratic Senator Joey Pendleton in yesterday’s vote. Unofficial third district state Senate results show Westerfield with 50.4 percent of the vote, winning slight leads in Christian, Logan and Todd counties.

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