Kentucky Supreme Court elections
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See also: Kentucky judicial elections, 2010
In 2008, incumbent justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson was challenged by Jim Shake, but was able to keep the seat to which she was appointed after winning 55% of the vote. Incumbents Daniel Venters and Mary Noble were re-elected without opposition.
Lisabeth Hughes Abramson
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.
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 then-Governor Brereton Jones in 1993.
Bar Association Rankings
|This poll of local attorneys was conducted by the Louisville Bar Association.|
|Don't Know Candidate
|Lisabeth Hughes Abramson||65.7||18.3||2.2||8.6||5.2|
Total Campaign Contributions
|Lisabeth Hughes Abramson||$279,373||
- ↑ Supreme Court candidates
- ↑ Kentucky Secretary of State, Official Election Results
- ↑ Kentucky Board of Elections, "Official Results", November 26, 2008
- ↑ Project Vote Smart, Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson (KY)
- ↑ Kentucky Supreme Court, Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson
- ↑ Shake biography (dead link)
- ↑ Louisville Bar Association, "LBA Judicial Poll Results", 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money.org: Lisabeth Hughes Abramson - 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money.org: James M. (Jim) Shake - 2008 campaign contributions