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Rep. Ben Chandler (D-Ky.)

  • District: 6th District, East central -- Lexington, Frankfort
  • Residence: Versailles
  • Born: September 12, 1959; Versailles, Ky.
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Family: Wife, Jennifer Chandler; three children
  • Education: U. of Kentucky, B.A. 1983 (history); U. of Kentucky, J.D. 1986
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Ky. auditor, 1992-96; Ky. attorney general, 1996-2004; Democratic nominee for governor, 2003; U.S. House, 2004-13
  • Elected: Elected: 2004 (4th full term)
  • Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Middle East & South Asia); Select Intelligence (Technical & Tactical Intelligence)
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State Information: 6th District, East central -- Lexington, Frankfort

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Ben Chandler (D) 119,812 50.1%
Andy Barr (R) 119,165 49.8%
2008 general Ben Chandler (D) 203,764 64.7%
Jon Larson (R) 111,378 35.3%
2006 general Ben Chandler (D) 158,765 85.5%
Paul Ard (LIBERT) 27,015 14.5%
2004 general Ben Chandler (D) 175,355 58.6%
Tom Buford (R) 119,716 40%
Stacy Abner (CNSTP) 2,388 0.8%
Mark Gailey (LIBERT) 1,758 0.6%
2004 special Ben Chandler (D) 84,168 55.2%
Alice Kerr (R) 65,474 42.9%
Mark Gailey (LIBERT) 2,952 1.9%
2002 general Ernie Fletcher (R) 115,622 72%
Gatewood Galbraith (I) 41,753 26%
Mark Gailey (LIBERT) 3,313 2.1%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 43% John McCain: 55%
2004 John Kerry: 41% George W. Bush: 58%
2000 Al Gore: 42% George W. Bush: 56%

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