Ky Senate 2018

General election is November 6, 2018. Senate members up for election are even-numbered districts.

Elections for the office of Kentucky State Senate will take place in 2018. The closed primary election was held on May 22, 2018, and the general election will be held on November 6, 2018. The candidate filing deadline was January 30, 2018. A total of 19 seats out of the chamber’s 38 seats are up for election in 2018. Kentucky state senators serve staggered, four-year terms and half of the Senate is up for election every two years. This year the even-numbered districts are up for election.

*First-time Senators elected in 2017
**Senate Members not Seeking Re-Election or defeated in primary in 2018

District Counties Democrat Republican  Challengers for Nov. 2018 Election
1 Calloway
Fulton
Graves
Hickman
Lyon
Trigg
 Stan Humphries  [no election in 2018] 
2  Ballard
Carlisle
Marshall
McCracken
Danny Carroll  Julie Tennyson (D)
3  Christian
Logan
Todd
Whitney Westerfield  [no election in 2018] 
4  Caldwell
Crittenden
Henderson
Livingston
Union
Webster
Dorsey Ridley  Robert M. “Robby” Mills (R)
5 Breckinridge
Edmonson
Grayson
Hart
Larue
Meade
Stephen Meredith*  [no election in 2018] 
6 Butler
Hopkins
Muhlenberg
Ohio
C. B. Embry, Jr.  Crystal Chappell (D)
7  Anderson
Franklin
Gallatin
Owen
Woodford
Julian Carroll  [no election in 2018]
8 Daviess
Hancock
McLean
Joe Bowen**

 Bob Glenn (D)

Matt Castlen (R)

9  Allen
Barren
Green
Metcalfe
Monroe
Simpson
David Givens  [no election in 2018] 
10 Hardin
Jefferson (Part)
Dennis Parrett    no candidate
11 Boone John Schickel  [no election in 2018] 
12 Fayette (Part) Alice Forgy Kerr  Paula Setser-Kissick (D)
13 Fayette (Part) Reggie Thomas    [no election in 2018] 
14 Casey
Jefferson (Part)
Marion
Nelson
Spencer
Jimmy Higdon  Stephanie Compton (D)
15 Boyle
Lincoln
Pulaski
Rick Girdler*  [no election in 2018] 
16 Adair
Clinton
Cumberland
McCreary
Russell
Taylor
Wayne
 Max Wise no candidate
17 Grant
Kenton (Part)
Scott
 Damon Thayer  [no election in 2018] 
18 Boyd
Carter
Greenup
Robin Webb

Scott L. Sharp (R)

19 Jefferson (Part) Morgan McGarvey  [no election in 2018] 
20 Carroll
Henry
Jefferson (Part)
Shelby
Trimble
Paul Hornback  Dave Suetholz (D)
21 Bath
Estill
Jackson
Laurel
Menifee
Powell
Albert Robinson  [no election in 2018] 
22 Fayette (Part)
Garrard
Jessamine
Mercer
Washington
 Tom Buford  Carolyn Dupont (D)
23 Kenton (Part) Chris McDaniel  [no election in 2018] 
24 Bracken
Campbell
Pendleton
Wil Schroder  Rachel Roberts (D)
25 Clay
Knox
Lee
Owsley
Whitley
Wolfe
Robert Stivers II  [no election in 2018] 
26 Jefferson (Part)
Oldham
Ernie Harris

 Karen Berg (D)

27 Bourbon
Fleming
Harrison
Lewis
Mason
Nicholas
Robertson
Rowan
Steve West  [no election in 2018] 
28 Clark
Fayette (Part)
Montgomery
Ralph Alvarado  Denise Gray (D)
29 Floyd
Harlan
Knott
Letcher
Johnny Ray Turner  [no election in 2018] 
30 Bell
Breathitt
Johnson
Leslie
Magoffin
Perry
 Brandon Smith  Paula Clemons-Combs (D)
31 Elliott
Lawrence
Martin
Morgan
Pike
Ray Jones II  [no election in 2018] 
32 Warren Mike Wilson

 Jeanie Smith (D)

33 Jefferson (Part) Gerald Neal  [no election in 2018] 
34 Fayette (Part)
Madison
Rockcastle
Jared Carpenter Susan Byrne Haddix (D)
35 Jefferson (Part) Denise Harper Angel  [no election in 2018] 
36 Jefferson (part) Julie Raque Adams

Sheri A. Donahue (D)

37 Jefferson (Part) Perry Clark  [no election in 2018] 
38 Bullitt
Jefferson (Part)
Dan “Malano” Seum

no candidate

*First-time Senators elected in 2017
**Senate Members not Seeking Re-Election or lost in primaries in 2018