There is ONE WAY to hold Kentucky’s Supreme Court accountable to the Constitution: vote them in or out. There are SEVEN (7) of them, they are elected BY DISTRICT in a non-partisan election.
Most of us, me included, never think much about the judges in an election. However, since Beshear morphed from governor to King, trust me, ALL of us freedom lovers are paying very close attention.
Contact Ky’s Supreme Court Justices
Know Before You Vote
- Know WHO your judge is (find out below)
- Know WHEN s/he is up for election (also below). Put the name and election date in your calendar.
- Know HOW S/HE VOTED: constitutional or along party lines? This is public record and I will find out where that information is and post it here.
- Know WHO IS RUNNING AGAINST your justice and how liberty-minded they are.
Kentucky’s 7 Supreme Court Justices
Find your justice and put the election date in your calendar. DO IT NOW please =/:-) First Tuesday in November.
DISTRICT #1 – Election 11/2022
Christopher Nickell elected in special election 11/2019 (term ends 12/31/22) for 24 counties: Allen, Ballard, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Edmonson, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Hopkins, Livingston, Logan, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, McLean, Muhlenberg, Simpson, Todd, Trigg, Webster
DISTRICT #2 – Election 11/2022
John D Minton Jr, currently Chief Justice, was appointed by Governor Ernie Fletcher in 2006 (term ends 12/31/22) for 14 counties: Barren, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Davies, Grayson, Hancock, Hardin, Hart, Henderson, LaRue, Meade, Ohio, Union, Warren
DISTRICT #3 – Election 11/2026
Debra Hembree Lambert was elected 11/2018 (after being appointed by Governor Paul Patton to family court) for 27 counties: Adair, Bell, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Estill, Garrard, Green, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Leslie, Lincoln, Marion, McCreary, Metcalfe, Monroe, Nelson, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Taylor, Washington, Wayne, Whitley
DISTRICT #4 – Election 11/2022
Lisabeth Tabor Hughes was appointed by Governor Ernie Fletcher in 2007 for 1 county: Jefferson
DISTRICT #5 – Election 11/2024
Laurance VanMeter was elected in 2016 for 11 counties: Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Scott, Woodford
DISTRICT #6 – Election 11/2022
Michelle M. Keller was appointed by Governor Steve Beshear for 21 counties: Bath, Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Fleming, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Henry, Kenton, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas, Oldham, Owen, Pendleton, Robertson, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble
DISTRICT #7 – Election 11/2020
The 7th District is 22 counties: Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Elliott, Floyd, Greenup, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Rowan, Wolfe
This is my district, I’m voting for Conley, here’s why:
- Conley’s FB page https://www.facebook.com/JudgeConley/
- Voter Guide on Conley: https://kftc.org/election/judicial/robert-bob-conley
Conley says: “I have served as a trial judge for 25 plus years in Eastern Kentucky. For the past 13 years, I have served as a Circuit Court Judge while also running a specialty Drug Court. Prior to being elected to the Circuit Court, I served 12 years as a District Court Judge. I believe that every life has value and every person matters. My Christian, Conservative values guide my life.“