Believe it or not we are just one week out from what some are calling the most important mid-term elections of our time! Hosparus Health’s government affairs team encourages you to exercise your right to vote and head to the polls on November 6th. Below you will find a guide to the races that will appear on the ballot in our regions. Find your location below, and please use the links provided to find out more about each candidate, including their various positions on issues. If you have any questions or need more information about the election or voting please do not hesitate to reach out to our Government Affairs Liaison, Amelia McClure at amcclure@hosparus.org.

Voting Information

Kentucky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Indiana

 

 

 

 

  

 

Choose your location:

(Learn about who is running and important votes in your area!)

Barren River/Bowling Green

Barren River/Glasgow 

Louisville

Campbellsville

Elizabethtown

Indiana

 

 

 

 

Barren River/Bowling Green

US House District 2

  • Brett Guthrie: Republican, incumbent- first elected in 2008. He served as State Senator from 1999 to 2008. Guthrie holds a BS from West Point and an MPPM from Yale University. He served in the U.S. Army and was a businessman. In Washington he serves on the Education and Workforce Committee, the Energy and Commerce Committee, and the Health subcommittee. 
  • Hank Linderman: Democrat. Linderman attended University of Louisville but did not graduate. He is an independent musician, recording engineer, and producer. 
  • Thomas Loecken: Independent. Limited information provided. 

State Senate District 32

  • Mike Wilson: Republican, incumbent, majority whip. He was first elected in 2011. Graduated from California State University at Fullerton in 1986. General manager of 90.7 WCVK and administrator and Assistant Pastor of Calvary Chapel of South Bay. Served on Economic Development & Tourism, Education, and Veterans Military Affairs/Public Protection Committees. 
  • Jeanie Smith: Democrat, political newcomer. She served as a missionary in Australia and is a social studies teacher in Bowling Green. One of several teachers running for election after the pension debate during the 2018 session.

State House District 20 (running to replace Jody Richards after retirement)

  • Benjamin Lawson: Republican. He attended University of Oklahoma on a Marine Corps option Naval ROTC scholarship, and graduated in 2011. Works for Van Meter Insurance. 
  • Patti Minter: Democrat. Graduated from University of Tennessee and earned a masters and doctorate in history from the University of Virginia. She is a professor of history at Western Kentucky University (WKU). Minter has served as the faculty regent on the WKU board of regents and was the first ever chair of the WKU University Senate. 

 

Barren River/Glasgow

US House District 2

  • Brett Guthrie: Republican, incumbent- first elected in 2008. He served as State Senator from 1999 to 2008. Guthrie holds a BS from West Point and an MPPM from Yale University. He served in the U.S. Army and was a businessman. In Washington he serves on the Education and Workforce Committee, the Energy and Commerce Committee, and the Health subcommittee. 
  • Hank Linderman: Democrat. Linderman attended University of Louisville but did not graduate. He is an independent musician, recording engineer, and producer. 
  • Thomas Loecken: Independent. Limited information provided.

State House District 23

  • Steve Riley: Republican, incumbent. Riley is a retired educator who graduated from Western Kentucky University (WKU) with a degree in history and a master’s in secondary education and history. He worked at Barren County High School for 31 years in various roles including teacher, principal, and basketball coach. He serves on the Board of the Glasgow-Barren County Chamber of Commerce. 
  • LaToya Drake: Democrat, political newcomer. Nutrition and food educator, community garden organizer. Drake has a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Louisville in 2007. She holds a Master’s of Science in Integrative and Functional Nutrition from Saybrook University. Serves as board chair for Barren River area safe space. 

 

Louisville

State Representative 31 District (Replacing Steve Riggs who is not seeking reelection)

  • Leigh Boland Jones: Republican. Limited information provided. 
  • Josie Raymond: Democrat. Earned her bachelor’s and master’s at Columbia University. Served in Teach for America and as a nonprofit manager focused on providing GPA and ACT programs to students of color. Currently a Student Success Coach at University of Louisville. 

US House District 3

  • John Yarmouth: Democrat, incumbent- first elected in 2006. Ranking member of the committee on the budget. Has served as at-large whip when democrats were in the majority. Served as a legislative aide to Senator Marlow Cook. Founded LEO Weekly in 1990, which he published and wrote for until running for Congress. 
  • Vickie Yates Brown Glisson: Republican. She was appointed by Governor Bevin in 2015 as Secretary of the Governor’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services. 30 years of healthcare law and health insurance experience with the firm Frost Brown Todd. She has served on two advisory councils for the National Institutes of Health. 

Mayor

  • Greg Fischer: Democrat, incumbent- elected in 2010. Graduated from Vanderbilt University. He has founded several companies in Louisville, including co-founding a company that made ice and beverage dispensers and a medical device company. 
  • Angela Leet: Republican. Graduated with a B.S. in engineering from University of Louisville and an MBA from University of Houston. Worked as an environment engineer, owns QSR automations and Chamberlin Enterprises. Serves on Metro Council.

 

Elizabethtown

US House District 2

  • Brett Guthrie: Republican, incumbent- first elected in 2008. He served as State Senator from 1999 to 2008. Guthrie holds a BS from West Point and an MPPM from Yale University. He served in the U.S. Army and was a businessman. In Washington he serves on the Education and Workforce Committee, the Energy and Commerce Committee, and the Health subcommittee. 
  • Hank Linderman: Democrat. Linderman attended University of Louisville but did not graduate. He is an independent musician, recording engineer, and producer. 
  • Thomas Loecken: Independent. Limited information provided.

State Senate District 10

  • Dennis Parrett: Democrat, incumbent- elected in 2011, is running unopposed. He serves as Minority Whip. B.S. from University of Kentucky in agricultural economics. Serves on agriculture, appropriations and revenue, banking and insurance, enrollment, veterans, military affairs, and public protection committees. 

State House District 25

  • Jim Duplessis: Republican, incumbent- elected in 2014. He serves on banking and insurance, natural resources and environment, and veterans military affairs and public protection committees. Graduated from University of Kentucky with a B.S. in mechanical engineering and works as a Senior Technical Consultant for ChemTreat, Inc. 
  • Tom Williamson: Democrat. Williamson is a retired social studies teacher. Played basketball at Bellarmine University. Involved with Kentucky Education Association during his teaching career. 

 

Campbellsville

US House District 1

  • James Comer: Republican, incumbent. Graduated from Western Kentucky University. Owns Comer Family Farms, one of the largest farming operations in South central Kentucky. Served as state representative for 11 years and Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture. 
  • Paul Walker: Democrat. English professor at Murray State University. Chair of the Faculty Senate and Sustainability Commission. Also worked as a U.S. Forest Service firefighter. B.A. in communications from Brigham Young, MA in English from Northern Arizona, and PhD in English from Arizona State University.

State Senate District 16

  • George “Max” Wise: Republican, incumbent- elected in 2014. He is chair of enrollment, vice chair of education, serves on health and welfare, appropriations and revenue, economic development, tourism and labor, and veterans, military affairs and public protection committees. B.A. from Campbellsville in diplomacy, advanced certificate from Texas A&M. Served as an analyst for the FBI and professor at Campbellsville University. 
  • Nicole Britton: Democrat, Write-In Candidate. Britton is a teacher from Campbellsville. 

State House District 51

  • John “Bam” Carney: Republican, incumbent- elected in 2008. Carney is chair of education, serves on enrollment, small business and information technology, and state government committees. B.A. from Berea College and MA from Eastern Kentucky University. Social studies teacher and basketball coach. 
  • Richard Steele: Democrat, write-in candidate. Limited information provided. 

 

Indiana

US Senator

  • Joe Donnelly: Democrat, incumbent. Donnelly graduated from Notre Dame and Notre Dame Law School. Elected to the Senate in 2012. Small business owner. Served as president of the local school board. Elected to the House of Representative in 2006. Serves on the armed services, agriculture, aging, and banking committees. 
  • Mike Braun: Republican. Founder of Meyer Distributing and Meyer Logistics. Graduated from Wabash College and earned his MBA from Harvard. Formally a member of the local school board and elected as a state representative in 2014. 

State Senate District 46

  • Ron Grooms: Republican, incumbent- elected in 2010. Grooms is a pharmacist and owner of Hanger’s Pharmacy. Formally a member of the Jeffersonville City Council and the Clark, Floyd, and Harrison Family Health Center Advisory Board. He is the chair of the family and children services committee, also serves on elections, health and provider serves, and public policy committees. 
  • Anna Murray: Democrat. She is a practicing attorney in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Graduate of University of Washington and Willamette University College of Law. Has served as the Clark County Bar Association President and is a member of the board of directors of Best Buddies of Kentucky. 

State House District 72

  • Ed Clere: Republican, incumbent- elected in 2008. He is a graduate of Indiana University Southeast. Ed Clere is a Real estate broker and formerly the Director of the Southern Indiana Realtors Association and has previously worked as a journalist; has also served as Board member of Indiana Landmarks, and on education, public policy, and ways and means committees. 
  • Sam Charbonneau: Democrat. Graduate of Indiana State University. Works as a family case manager supervisor for the Department of Child Services. 

Indiana US House District 9

  • Trey Hollingsworth: Republican, incumbent- elected in 2016. Founder of HCP, a company that rehabilitates abandon warehouses. B.S. from University of Pennsylvania, MPP from Georgetown University. Serves on the Committee on Financial Services. 
  • Liz Watson: Democrat. A labor employment attorney. B.A. from Carleton College, JD from Georgetown law. Served as the Director of Workplace Justice for Women and Senior counsel, and served as the labor policy directory and chief labor counsel for House Democrats. Currently a professor of law at Indiana University.


Indiana Treasure

  • Kelly Mitchell: Republican, incumbent. Elected in 2014. B.A. in political science from Valparaiso University, an MA in philanthropic studies from Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, and an MA in Strategic Studies from US Army War College. Previously worked in the Treasurer of State’s Office as the Director of TrustINdiana, Indiana’s local government investment pool. 
  • John Aguilera: Democrat. Played football at University of Indianapolis, graduated from Calumet College with a degree in Business Management and Computer Information Systems. Worked for Inland Steel for 23 years and served four terms as an Indiana State Representative.


Indiana Auditor

  • Tera Klutz: Republican, incumbent. Appointed by Governor Holcomb in January 2017. Certified public account. Served as the Allen County Auditor, and as the Deputy Auditor in Fort Wayne, Indiana. 
  • Joselyn Whitticker: Democrat. Former education and small business owner. Serves as the president of the Marion Common Council and the president of the Marion NAACP branch. 

Indiana Secretary of State

  • Connie Lawson: Republican, incumbent. Served as a state senator for sixteen years while chairing the senate elections committee and serving as the Hendricks County Clerk. Graduate of Danville High School. 
  • Jim Harper: Democrat. Graduate of Indiana University and Georgetown University Law school. Previously served as public defender in New Orleans and now practices law in Porter County. 

Indiana Public Question 1: Balanced budget amendment
Click HERE to learn about public question one!

Indiana Supreme Court Justice: Justice Slaughter Retention
A year after a Supreme Court Justice is appointed by the Governor, the Justice faces a retention vote. Click HERE to learn more about Geoffrey Slaughter.