Daniel Venters

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Daniel Venters
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Current Court Information:
Kentucky Supreme Court
Title:   Associate justice
Position:   District 3 seat
Salary:  $136,000
Service:
Appointed by:   Gov. Steve Beshear
Active:   2008-2019
Preceded by:   Joseph Lambert
Past post:   Attorney, private practice
Past term:   2003-2008
Past post 2:   Judge, Kentucky Circuit Court 28
Past term 2:   1984-2003
Personal History
Born:   1950
Undergraduate:   Ohio State University, 1972
Law School:   University of Kentucky, College of Law, 1975

Daniel J. Venters is an associate justice of the supreme court in Kentucky. He was appointed to this position on August 8, 2008, by Democratic Governor Steve Beshear. He holds the Third Supreme Court District seat.[1][2] Venters was re-elected to the court on November 2, 2010.[3] His current term expires in 2019.[4]

Education

Venters received his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University in 1972, and his J.D. from the University of Kentucky, College of Law, in 1975.[1]

Career

Elections

2010

Venters ran unopposed and was retained by voters on November 2, 2010.[3]

Main article: Kentucky judicial elections, 2010

2008

Venters ran unopposed and was retained by voters in 2008.[6]

See also: Kentucky Supreme Court elections

Political outlook

See also: Political outlook of State Supreme Court Justices

In October 2012, political science professors Adam Bonica and Michael Woodruff of Stanford University attempted to determine the partisan ideology of state supreme court justices in their paper, State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns. A score above 0 indicated a more conservative leaning ideology while scores below 0 are more liberal. Venters received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of 0.38, indicating a conservative ideological leaning. This is more conservative than the average CF score of 0.17 that justices received in Kentucky. The study is based on data from campaign contributions by judges themselves, the partisan leaning of contributors to the judges or, in the absence of elections, the ideology of the appointing body (governor or legislature). This study is not a definitive label of a justice, but an academic gauge of various factors.[7]

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