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Deana McDonald

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Deana McDonald
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Current Court Information:
Kentucky Circuit Court 30
Title:   Judge
Active:   2015-2023
Past position:   Judge, 30th District Court
Past term:   2011-2015
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Western Kentucky University, 1974
Law School:   University of Louisville School of Law, 1994
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Kentucky Circuit Court 30
Position:  8th Division Family Court
State:  Kentucky
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  No
Primary date:  5/20/2014
Primary vote:  66.9%ApprovedA
Election date:  11/4/2014

Deana McDonald is a judge of the Jefferson County Family Court in the 30th Judicial District of Kentucky. She was elected in 2014, winning an eight-year term that commences on January 5, 2015, and expires on January 1, 2023.[1]



See also: Kentucky judicial elections, 2014
McDonald ran for election to the 30th Judicial Circuit.
Primary: She was successful in the primary on May 20, 2014, receiving 66.9% of the vote. She competed against Mark Hyatt Gaston Sr. and Danny Kang.
General: She faced Mark Hyatt Gaston Sr. in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2][3]


McDonald was elected to the 30th District Court. She defeated candidate Ellie Kerstetter with 70.79 percent of the vote on November 2, 2010.[4][5]

See also: Kentucky judicial elections, 2010


McDonald received her undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University in 1974 and her J.D. from the University of Louisville School of Law in 1994.[6]


Before her election to the family court in 2014, McDonald served since 2010 as a district court judge on the 30th District Court. Prior to that, she was assistant counsel for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, a prosecutor for the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office and a criminal defense attorney.[6]

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