2019 Kentucky elections

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A general election will be held in the U.S. state of Kentucky on November 5, 2019. All executive offices in the state will be up for election. Primary elections were held on May 21, 2019.[1]

Governor and Lieutenant Governor[edit]

Attorney General[edit]

Secretary of State[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is ineligible to run for a third term due to term limits.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Jason Belcher, U.S. Air Force veteran and writer[1]
  • Jason Griffith, teacher and businessman[1]
  • Heather French Henry, former Commissioner of Veterans Affairs of Kentucky and former Miss America[1]
  • Geoff Sebesta, comic book artist[1]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Heather French Henry 263,419 71.0
Democratic Jason Belcher 47,923 12.9
Democratic Jason Griffith 47,655 12.8
Democratic Geoff Sebesta 12,088 3.3
Total votes 371,085 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Michael
Adams
Andrew
English
Stephen
Knipper
Carl
Nett
Undecided
Cygnal May 10–12, 2019 600 ± 4.0% 11% 10% 7% 5% 68%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael Adams 94,404 41.3
Republican Andrew English 62,677 27.4
Republican Stephen Knipper 41,367 18.1
Republican Carl Nett 30,340 13.3
Total votes 228,788 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Kentucky Secretary of State election, 2019
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Heather French Henry
Republican Michael Adams
Total votes

State Auditor[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Kelsey Hayes Coots, teacher[1]
  • Sheri Donahue, former U.S. Navy engineer[1]
  • Chris Tobe, pension consultant[1]

Withdrew[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sheri Donahue 134,952 46.7
Democratic Kelsey Hayes Coots 95,685 33.1
Democratic Chris Tobe 58,548 20.2
Total votes 289,185 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Kentucky State Auditor election, 2019
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Harmon (incumbent)
Democratic Sheri Donahue
Libertarian Kyle Hugenberg
Total votes

State Treasurer[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Michael Bowman, bank manager and former Louisville Metro Council staffer[1]
  • Josh Mers, insurance agent and treasurer for the Lexington Human Rights Commission[1]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael Bowman 218,174 66.4
Democratic Josh Mers 110,349 33.6
Total votes 328,523 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Kentucky State Treasurer election, 2019
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Allison Ball (incumbent)
Democratic Michael Bowman
Total votes

Agriculture Commissioner[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Bill
Polyniak
Ryan
Quarles
Undecided
Cygnal May 10–12, 2019 600 ± 4.0% 8% 35% 58%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ryan Quarles (incumbent) 193,994 82.2
Republican Bill Polyniak 41,971 17.8
Total votes 235,965 100.0

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Robert Haley Conway, district supervisor of the Scott County Soil and Water Conservation Board and former chair of the Scott County Board of Education[1]
  • Joe Trigg, Glasgow city councilman[1]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert Haley Conway 202,894 60.2
Democratic Joe Trigg 134,009 39.8
Total votes 336,903 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner election, 2019
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ryan Quarles (incumbent)
Democratic Robert Conway
Libertarian Joshua Gilpin
Total votes

Kentucky Supreme Court[edit]

District 1[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Kentucky Supreme Court District 1 election, 2019
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Christopher Shea Nickell
Nonpartisan Whitney Westerfield
Total votes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Barton, Ryland (January 30, 2019). "Here's Who's Running For Kentucky Governor And Other Offices". WKMS. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  2. ^ "Democrat Drew Curtis withdraws from auditor's race". Associated Press. April 2, 2019. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  3. ^ "Appellate judge announces run for Supreme Court seat". Associated Press. February 6, 2019. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  4. ^ http://apps.sos.ky.gov/elections/candidatefilings/statewide/default.aspx?cand=7726