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See also: Kentucky judicial elections, 2012

CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
StumboJanet Stumbo    No41.9%   DefeatedD
ScottWill Scott   ApprovedAYes58.1%   ApprovedA

See also: Kentucky judicial elections, 2010

Daniel Venters ran uncontested and was re-elected to the Kentucky Supreme Court.[1] 100% of the votes were in favor of his re-election.[2]

Candidate Incumbent
Daniel Venters ApprovedA Yes


In 2008, incumbent Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson was challenged by Jim Shake, and was elected to the court with 55% of the vote. Abramson and Shake both applied to fill the vacancy on the court created by the retirement of William E. McAnulty, Jr. in 2007; Abramson was appointed by Governor Ernie Fletcher.

Incumbents Daniel Venters and Mary Noble were re-elected without opposition.[3]

Results

Contested candidates

Candidate Incumbent SeatElection votes Election %
Lisabeth Hughes Abramson ApprovedA Yes 4th District159378 55.2%
Jim Shake No 4th District129152 44.8%

Uncontested candidates

Candidate Incumbent
Daniel Venters ApprovedA Yes
Mary Noble ApprovedA Yes

Candidates

Lisabeth Hughes Abramson

Abramson received her B.A. in English from the University of Louisville in 1977 and her J.D. from the University of Louisville School of Law in 1980.[4]

Abramson first served as a Kentucky Court of Appeals judge from 1997 to 1998, following an appointment by then Governor Paul Patton. From January 1999 until 2006, she served as a judge for the 30th Judicial Circuit, representing Jefferson County. She was then re-appointed to the Court of Appeals on June 30, 2006, to fill a vacancy in Division 2 of the 4th Appellate District and subsequently elected to that position in November 2006.[5]

Jim Shake

Shake received his undergraduate degree and J.D. from the University of Louisville in 1977 and 1980, respectively.

Shake began his career as a public defender in Jefferson County. He then worked in private practice and as an Assistant County Attorney. He was appointed to the Thirtieth Circuit by former Governor Brereton Jones in 1993.[6]

Total Campaign Contributions

Candidate Total contributionsTop contributorsTop contributions by industry
Lisabeth Hughes Abramson $279,373[7]Lisabeth Hughes Abramson
Self-funding: $61,198
Jim Shake$311,140[8]Jim Shake
Self-funding: $37,000



Bar Association Rankings

This poll of local attorneys was conducted by the Louisville Bar Association.[9]
Candidates Highly Qualified
(%)
Qualified
(%)
Unqualified
(%)
Don't Know Candidate
(%)
Not Rated
(%)
Lisabeth Hughes Abramson 65.7 18.3 2.2 8.6 5.2
Jim Shake 58.7 28.6 2.6 5.5 4.6

News

Candidate Incumbent SeatElection votes Election %
Bill Cunningham ApprovedA No 1st District77,763 61.3%
Rick Johnson No 1st District49,165 38.7%
Candidate Incumbent SeatElection votes Election %
William McAnulty ApprovedA 4th District104,616 51.8%
Ann O'Malley Shake 4th District97,483 48.2%
Candidate Incumbent SeatElection votes Election %
Mary Noble ApprovedA 5th District96,337 59.6%
John Roach 5th District65,378 40.4%
Candidate Incumbent SeatElection votes Election %
Wil Schroder ApprovedA 6th District84,467 64.4%
Marcus Carey 6th District46,666 35.6%
Candidate Incumbent
John D. Minton, Jr. ApprovedA Yes


[10]

Candidate Incumbent SeatElection votes Election %
Will Scott ApprovedA No 7th District80,651 50.7%
Janet Stumbo Yes 7th District78,529 49.3%
[11]

Candidate Incumbent
Joseph Lambert ApprovedA Yes

[12]

Candidate Incumbent SeatElection votes Election %
James E. Keller ApprovedA Yes 5th District114,829 58.3%
Larry Forgy No 5th District82,282 41.7%
[13]

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