Jim Gooch (politician)

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Jim Gooch
Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
from the 12th[1] district
Assumed office
January 1995
Personal details
Born (1951-04-13) April 13, 1951 (age 67)
Nationality American
Political party Republican (since 2015)
Democrat (until 2015)
Residence Providence, Kentucky

Jim Gooch Jr. (born April 13, 1951) is an American politician and a Republican member of the Kentucky House of Representatives representing District 12[2] since January 1995. Gooch was the mayor of Providence, Kentucky from 1982 until 1986.

Elections[edit]

  • 1994 Gooch won the four-way 1994 Democratic Primary and was unopposed for the November 8, 1994 General election.
  • 1996 Gooch was challenged in the 1996 Democratic Primary, but won, and was unopposed for the November 5, 1996 General election.
  • 1998 Gooch was challenged in the three-way 1998 Democratic Primary, but won, and was unopposed for the November 3, 1998 General election.
  • 2000 Gooch was challenged in the three-way 2000 Democratic Primary, winning with 1,641 votes (53.7%)[3] and was unopposed for the November 7, 2000 General election, winning with 8,967 votes.[4]
  • 2002 Gooch was challenged in the 2002 Democratic Primary, winning with 5,906 votes (73.8%)[5] and was unopposed for the November 5, 2002 General election, winning with 7,159 votes.[6]
  • 2004 Gooch was unopposed for both the 2004 Democratic Primary[7] and the November 2, 2004 General election, winning with 9,973 votes.[8]
  • 2006 Gooch was unopposed for both the 2006 Democratic Primary[9] and the November 7, 2006 General election, winning with 8,630 votes.[10]
  • 2008 Gooch was unopposed for both the 2008 Democratic Primary[11] and the November 4, 2008 General election, winning with 12,739 votes.[12]
  • 2010 Gooch was challenged in the May 18, 2010 Democratic Primary, winning with 5,731 votes (77.8%)[13] and was unopposed for the November 2, 2010 General election, winning with 9,842 votes.[14]
  • 2012 Gooch was challenged in the May 22, 2012 Democratic Primary, winning with 1,569 votes (66.0%)[15] and was unopposed for the November 6, 2012 General election, winning with 12,394 votes.[16]

Political Career[edit]

March 29, 2018

In a surprising political move that likely ended his political career, Gooch voted "Yes" on a bill he likely did not read: KY SB 151 "AN ACT relating to the local provision of wastewater services." The bill, originally proposed by State Senator Joseph Bowen for the governance of wastewater provisioning and treatment, was amended in the 11th hour to include significant provisions severely altering or removing pension and retirement benefits for Kentucky state workers. The bill was later again amended to remove all provisions related to wastewater. [17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Representative Jim Gooch, Jr. (D)". Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky House of Representatives. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jim Gooch, Jr.'s Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ "2000 Primary Election". Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky State Board of Elections. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ "2000 General Election". Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky State Board of Elections. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ "2002 Primary Election". Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky State Board of Elections. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
  6. ^ "2002 General Election". Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky State Board of Elections. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
  7. ^ "2004 Primary Election". Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on December 24, 2014. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
  8. ^ "2004 General Election". Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on December 24, 2014. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
  9. ^ "2006 Primary Election". Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky State Board of Elections. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
  10. ^ "2006 General Election". Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky State Board of Elections. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
  11. ^ "2008 Primary Election". Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky State Board of Elections. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
  12. ^ "2008 General Election". Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky State Board of Elections. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Commonwealth of Kentucky May 18, 2010 Official 2010 Primary Election Results" (PDF). Frankfort, Kentucky: Secretary of State of Kentucky. p. 22. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Commonwealth of Kentucky November 2, 2010 Official 2010 General Election Results" (PDF). Frankfort, Kentucky: Secretary of State of Kentucky. p. 32. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Commonwealth of Kentucky May 22, 2012 Official 2012 Primary Election Results" (PDF). Frankfort, Kentucky: Secretary of State of Kentucky. p. 23. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 3, 2014. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Commonwealth of Kentucky November 6, 2012 Official 2012 General Election Results" (PDF). Frankfort, Kentucky: Secretary of State of Kentucky. p. 28. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 11, 2014. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
  17. ^ https://twitter.com/RylandKY/status/979501509066067968

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