The Ky House Districts are apportioned based on population. Our state representatives speak for an average of 43,394 residents. The number is the population of Ky (2010 US Census) divided by 100.
Let’s look at the districts of Ky’s most populous cities, Louisville and Lexington. Eleven in Jefferson County are dead races.
|28||Jefferson-part||Charles Miller (D)||NO CONTEST|
|29||Jefferson-part||Kevin Bratcher||Suzanne Kugler (D)||Kevin is the incumbent|
|30||Jefferson-part||Tom Burch (D)||NO CONTEST|
|31||Jefferson-part||Josie Raymond (D)||NO CONTEST|
|32||Jefferson-part||G. Hunt Rounsavall Jr.||Tina Bojanowski (D)||Tina is the incumbent|
|33||Jefferson-part||Jason Nemes||Margaret Plattner (D)||Jason is the incumbent|
|34||Jefferson-part||Mary Lou Marzian (D)||NO CONTEST|
|35||Jefferson-part||Lisa Willner (D)||NO CONTEST|
|36||Jefferson-part||Jerry T. Miller||Jeff Grammer (D)||Jerry is the incumbent|
|37||Jefferson-part||Jimmy Maricle||Jeffery M. Donohue (D)||Jeffrey is the incumbent|
|38||Jefferson-part||McKenzie Cantrell (D)||NO CONTEST|
|40||Jefferson-part||Nima Kulkarni (D)||NO CONTEST|
|41||Jefferson-part||Attica Scott (D)||NO CONTEST|
|42||Jefferson-part||Reginald Meeks (D)||NO CONTEST|
|43||Jefferson-part||Pamela Stevenson (D)||NO CONTEST|
|44||Jefferson-part||Joni Jenkins (D)||NO CONTEST|
|46||Jefferson-part||Bob DeVore||Alan Gentry (D)||Alan is the incumbent|
|48||Jefferson-part||Ken Fleming||Maria Sorolis (D)||Maria is the incumbent|
In Fayette Co., three of nine candidates are unopposed.
|39||Fayette-part||Matt Lockett||Carolyn Dupont (D)||Seat previously held by Russ Meyer (D)|
|45||Fayette-part||Kilian Timoney||Shirley Mitchell (D)||Seat previously held by Stan Lee (R)|
|56||Fayette-part||Daniel Fister||Lamar Allen (D)||Seat previously held by Joe Graviss (D)|
|62||Fayette-part||Phillip Pratt||David Mayo (D)||Phillip is the incumbent|
|75||Fayette-part||Kelly Flood (D)||NO CONTEST|
|76||Fayette-part||Ruth Palumbo (D)||NO CONTEST|
|77||Fayette-part||George A. Brown, Jr. (D)||NO CONTEST|
|79||Fayette-part||Jon Larson||Susan Westrom (D)||Susan is the incumbent|
|88||Fayette-part||Aaron Yates||Cherlynn Stevenson (D)||Cherlynn is the incumbent|
So, let’s see who we can help. The KRLA Endorsed candidates are BOLDED. Those Recommended are BOLD and ITALIC. Please refer to the KRLA PAC Alert for notes on those not coded. We realize as well that some with pro-life views may not have submitted the KRLA survey for various reasons. It is very challenging to run a campaign with limited help and resources.
In the races, we find Kevin Bratcher, D-29, opposed by Suzanne Kugler, a democrat with goals for more fairness— though not for the pre-born. On her Twitter page she re-tweets Emerge Kentucky’s tweets. See more about Emerge-Ky here.
Jason Nemes, D-33, is facing Margaret Plattner, a former CEO of Planned Parenthood of Louisville and “global thinker” (from her resume) who supports United Nations’ initiatives such as the CEDAW, which KRLA and Louisville RTL actively opposed when the Louisville Metro Council proposed its endorsement.
Jerry T. Miller is running as an incumbent in D-36 which has a majority of Republicans. He serves on the Pro-life Caucus, a committee of the Ky General Assembly. His opponent is part of the coalition encompassing numerous causes relating to Democratic control of Ky and the US, which equates to aggressive abortion goals.
Jimmy Maricle is new to the candidate scene. He is running against Jeffrey Donohue (D) in D-37 which is heavily Democratic. It’s a bold move for Mr. Maricle— Let’s get out the vote for this soldier. Rep. Donohue vigorously opposed the passage of HB 67 last spring.
Bob Devore faces incumbent Alan Gentry in D-46. Find some of Bob’s goals here.
An interesting race is for D-48 which includes Prospect and other areas that were lost to a pro-abortion candidate in the Senate District 26 Special Election in June. The incumbent, Maria Sorolis, won by 326 votes against Ken Fleming in 2018. But Ken bested Maria by a sizeable margin in 2016. What happened? Maria is an Emerge-Ky candidate.
She was absent from the vote for SB9 (Born alive) last spring. In 2019 she voted AGAINST ALL FOUR PRO-LIFE BILLS which were passed into law by Gov. Bevin. Why not volunteer to walk your neighborhood for Ken, a tested and proven pro-lifer?!
In Fayette County, Lamar Allen (D) will face Dan Fister, a super pro-lifer. Other ENDORSED candidates are: Matt Lockett, Phillip Pratt and Aaron Yates.
By referring to the PAC ALERT Voter Guide, you will note that for the most part, the Democrat candidate does not respond to the PAC questionnaire. On the candidate website there may be reference to the abortion issue, but we rely on the questionnaire which is a thorough vetting of the candidate’s views.
Signing a survey that clarifies how a candidate will vote when the time comes, is what matters, along with other evidences. A person with some pro-life views may waffle at the critical moment, believing that the woman must have choices, and it is enough to simply reduce the number of abortions. This is NOT a pro-life perspective! Our endorsements state the case.
At this time, Ky’s largest cities are pro-abortion strongholds. With Gov. Beshear in office, it is likely that more abortion clinics will open.
Let’s do all we can to help elect pro-lifers. Walking your neighborhood is a great way to support a candidate. According to the Ky COVID19 website, it is mandatory to wear a face mask outdoors when you cannot maintain a physical distance of six feet from all individuals who are not members of your household (etc). The guidance says that a mask can be removed in some cases.
Don’t let COVID rules prevent your participation in actively supporting pro-life candidates! Let’s roll and let’s walk!
Last but not least! An ENDORSEMENT of Louisville Metro Council Member Marilyn Parker, D-18, is here. As noted above, a few slips may occur in coordinating the PAC ALERT Voter Guide despite our best efforts or due to a candidate’s lack of response though they may be pro-life.