State Senator (KY-8)
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Nov 08, 2022
Nov 03, 2021 - Apr 01, 2022
A Kentucky State Senator serves in the upper house of the bicameral Kentucky State Legislature. Kentucky has 38 senators, who each represent one district within the state. Each senator represents about 116,131 constituents from their respective districts. Primary responsibilities of a senator include, developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other senators and the house of representatives. Additionally, the senate has the exclusive authority to try officials impeached by the house in addition to authorizing certain executive appointments. Leadership in the senate is guided by the Senate President, who, after being chosen by the majority party caucus, and elected by the entire senate body, is charged with assigning each senator to various committees and leadership positions. A Kentucky senator serves a four-year term, with no limit on the number of terms served. The salary of the position is $186.73 per day in addition to a per diem of $141.20 for every day in session.
Application Guidelines1) Contact the Kentucky State Board of Elections to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the required filing forms. 2) Complete the required filing forms and submit the filing forms to the Kentucky State Board of Elections. The required forms include a statement of candidacy, campaign finance forms, nominating petitions and other office specific forms. 3) To run as an independent, you must file a statement of candidacy by April 1st. If April 1st falls on a nonbusiness day, the deadline will be the following business day. Nominating petitions are due the second Tuesday in August in order to qualify for the ballot. Petition signature requirements vary by office. If you plan to run as a candidate for one of the established political parties, contact the Kentucky State Board of Elections or the party office for information about the filing procedures necessary to compete in the party primary. The deadline to file as a party candidate is the last Tuesday in January. If you have any questions please contact the Kentucky State Board of Elections by phone at (502) 573-7100 . Additionally, the 2016 Kentucky election caldendar can be found here: http://elect.ky.gov/SiteCollectionDocuments/Election%20Calendars/2016%20Election%20Calendar%20(LSZ).final%20approval%201-22-2014.pdf.
Submit application to:
Kentucky Secretary of State , 700 Capital Ave #152, Frankfort, KY, 40601, US