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Kentucky Elected Officials

Local Elected Officials
Governor Matt Bevin
Jenean M. Hampton
Jack Conway,
Hon. Alison Lundergan Grimes
Kentucky U.S. Senators
Party affiliation:Republican
Senator Mitch,McConnell

Year of Birth: 1942

A Senator from Kentucky; born in Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Ala.,February 20, 1942; attended Louisville, Ky. public schools; graduated,University of Louisville 1964; graduated, University of Kentucky Law School,Lexington 1967; admitted to the Kentucky bar in 1967; legislative assistant toSenator Marlow Cook 1968-1970; Deputy Assistant United States Attorney forLegislative Affairs 1974-1975; Acting Assistant Attorney General 1975; electedjudge-executive of Jefferson County, Ky., 1978-1985; elected as a Republican tothe United States Senate in 1984; reelected in 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008, andagain in 2014 for the term ending January 3, 2021; Republican party whip(2003-2007); minority leader (2007-2015); majority leader (2015-); chair,Select Committee on Ethics (One Hundred Fourth Congress), National RepublicanSenatorial Campaign Committee (One Hundred Fifth through One Hundred SixthCongresses), Committee on Rules and Administration (One Hundred Sixth Congress,One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 20, 2001-June 6, 2001]).

Phone: (202) 224-2541

Party affiliation:Republican
Senator Rand,Paul

Year of Birth: 1963

(son of Ronald Ernest Paul),A Senator from Kentucky; born in Pittsburgh, Pa., January 7, 1963;attended Baylor University, 1981-1984; graduated Duke University, M.D., 1988;ophthalmologist; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 2010;reelected in 2016 for the term ending January 3, 2023; was an unsuccessfulcandidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

Phone: (202) 224-4343

Kentucky U.S. House Representatives
Congressional District : 1Republican
Representative Representative Whitfield, Ed

Representative Whitfield, Ed
Year of Birth: 1943

A Representative from Kentucky; born in Hopkinsville, ChristianCounty, Ky., May 25, 1943; graduated from Madisonville High School,Madisonville, Ky., 1961; B.S., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky., 1965;attended Wesley Theological Seminary and American University, Washington, D.C.;J.D., University of Kentucky School of Law, Lexington, Ky., 1969; United StatesArmy Reserve, 1967-1973; lawyer, private practice; business executive; businessowner; attorney adviser to Chairman Edward J. Philbin of the InterstateCommerce Commission, 1991-1993; member of the Kentucky state house ofrepresentatives, 1973-1975; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourthand to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-present).


Congressional District : 2Republican
Representative Representative Guthrie, Brett

Representative Guthrie, Brett
Year of Birth: 1964

A Representative from Kentucky; born in Florence, Lauderdale County,Ala., February 18, 1964; graduated from Bradshaw High School, Florence, Ala.,1982; B.S., United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., 1987; M.P.P.M.,Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1997; United States Army, 1987-1990; UnitedStates Army Reserve, 1990-2002; business executive; member of the Kentuckystate senate, 1999-2008; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Eleventhand to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2009-present).


Congressional District : 3Democratic
Representative Representative Yarmuth, John A.

Representative Yarmuth, John A.
Year of Birth: 1947

A Representative from Kentucky; born in Louisville, JeffersonCounty, Ky., November 4, 1947; graduated from J. M. Atherton High School,Louisville, Ky., 1965; B.A., Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1969; attendedGeorgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C., 1971-1972; staff, UnitedStates Senator Marlow Cook of Kentucky, 1971-1975; writer; publisher;television journalist; associate vice president, University of Louisville;health care executive; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Tenth and tothe four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2007-present).


Congressional District : 4Republican
Representative Representative Massie, Thomas

Representative Massie, Thomas
Year of Birth: 1971

A Representative from Kentucky; born in Huntington, Cabell County,W.Va., January 13, 1971; graduated from Lewis County High School, Vanceburg,Ky.; S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., 1993; M.S.,Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., 1996; business owner;farmer; judge executive, Lewis County, Ky., 2010-2012; elected simultaneouslyas a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth Congress and One Hundred ThirteenthCongress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation ofUnited States Representative Geoffrey C. (Geoff) Davis and reelected to thesucceeding Congress (November 6, 2012-present).


Congressional District : 5Republican
Representative Representative Rogers, Harold

Representative Rogers, Harold
Year of Birth: 1937

A Representative from Kentucky; born in Barrier, Wayne County, Ky.,December 31, 1937; graduated from Wayne County High School, Monticello, Ky.,1955; attended Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky., 1956-1957;A.B., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky., 1962; LL.B., University ofKentucky Law School, Lexington, Ky., 1964; staff sergeant, Kentucky and NorthCarolina Army National Guard, 1956-1963; lawyer, private practice; commonwealthattorney, Pulaski and Rockcastle Counties, Ky., 1969-1980; delegate, RepublicanNational Conventions, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008;elected as a Republican to the Ninety-seventh and to the seventeen succeedingCongresses (January 3, 1981-present); chair, Committee on Appropriations (OneHundred Twelfth through One Hundred Fourteenth Congresses).


Congressional District : 6Republican
Representative Representative Barr, Andy

Representative Barr, Andy
Year of Birth: 1973

A Representative from Kentucky; born in Lexington, Fayette County,Ky., July 24, 1973; graduated from Henry Clay High School, Lexington, Ky.,1992; B.A., University of Virginia, Charlottesville ,Va., 1996; J.D.,University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Ky., 2001; attorney, privatepractice; staff, United States Representative Jim Talent, 1996-1998;instructor, Morehead State University, Morehead, Ky.; unsuccessful candidatefor election to the United States House of Representatives in 2010; elected asa Republican to the One Hundred Thirteenth and to the succeeding Congress(January 3, 2013-present).


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November,8,2016 - General Election Day (first Tuesday after first Monday inNovember). Polls open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., prevailing time.


Absentee Ballot Begins - Deadline for printing of regular and absentee ballots (at least 50 days before election)


Last date for the State/county clerks to publish polling site locations - Last day for county boards of elections to establish voting places (September 20 of each year)


Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail - Last day for county clerksto mail absentee ballots to voters who request absentee ballots prior to the printing of the ballots(within 3 days of the receipt of the printed ballots. Absentee ballots that are requested subsequent to the receipt of the ballots by the county clerks shall be mailed to the voter within 3 days of the receipt of the application).


Voter Registration Ends - General: Last day to register to vote for the general election.[Monday, October 10, 2016, is a legal holiday (Columbus Day).]


County clerks to test automatic tabulating equipment - County clerks to test automatic tabulating equipment (not more than 30 nor less than 5 days prior to election day). [Monday, October 10, 2016, is a legal holiday (Columbus Day).


Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts - Early voting start


Absentee Ballot Request deadline - In Person - Voter may make application to vote absentee in county clerk’s office at least 12 working dayspreceding election.


Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail - Last day to apply for mail-in absentee ballot. Applications must be received by this day. Note: Only qualified voters can vote absentee. This includes: Advanced in age, disabled or ill; Military personnel, their Dependents, or Overseas Citizens. Other circumstances may qualify for absentee voting. Check with election officials for eligibility.


Absentee Ballot Request deadline - UOCAVA citizens - Members of the Armed Forces confined to a military base on election day who learn of that confinement within 7 days or less of an election may make application to vote absentee in the county clerk’s office.


Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends - Early voting ends


Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail - Last day for mail-in absentee ballots to be received (by 6 p.m.)

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