Gex "Jay" Williams

Republican Candidate

Gex Williams for Kentucky State Senate

14142 Walton Verona Rd.
Verona, KY 41092

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​​Twitter: @GexForSenate

About the Job of Kentucky Senator

Kentucky follows a bicameral form of government consisting of a Senate & a House of Representatives. The legislative branch enacts laws; the judicial branch interprets laws; an the executive branch administers laws. 

In Carrying out its role, the legislature:

~  Enacts the state’s laws,

~  Prepares and enacts  a state budget, which covers all three branches of government

~  Levies taxes.

The constitution requires the General Assembly to divide the state into 38 Senate districts and 100 House districts as nearly equal in population as possible. The General Assembly must review the districts at least every 10 years & redivide them if necessary.

Where is Kentucky Senate District (SD) 20?

During the 2022 legislative session, Kentucky's General Assembly enacted redistricting legislation which changed the make up of Senate district 20.  Franklin county was moved into the district, as the southern most county. SD 20 now includes: Franklin, Owen, Carroll, as it moves north, then east to include Gallatin, & parts of Boone & Kenton counties (northern Kentucky).  The map above shows the location of District 20, the counties & portions of counties which it includes.

The Ohio River borders most of the northern portion of the district. The western part of the district is bordered by (north to south) Trimble, Henry & Shelby counties. The southern portion (Franklin County) borders Anderson & Woodford counties.  To the east, (north to south) the district is bordered by the northern portions of Boone & Kenton Counties, Owen & Scott counties.

Candidates for Kentucky Senate District 20

Eligibility to Serve as a Kentucky Senator

To be eligible to serve in the Kentucky State Senate, a candidate must be:

~  At least 30 years of age at the time of the election
~  A citizen of Kentucky
~  Resided in the state 6 years preceding the election
~  Resided in the district for the last year

Members of the Kentucky State Senate serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Kentucky legislators assume office the first day of January after their election.

General Election Race in Senate District (SD) 20


The district's incumbent senator, Senator Paul Hornback (R) from Shelbyville, did not file in the Republican Primary to run to represent SD 20.  Four Republicans filed & competed in the May 2022 Primary: Phyllis Sparks, Boone County; Calen Studler, Franklin County; Mike Templeman, Franklin County; and, Gex "jay" Williams, Boone County. The Republican winner, Gex "Jay" Williams, will run against Democrat Theresa Azbill Barton, the Democrat. Barton ran unopposed in the May 2022 Primary Election.

Teresa Azbill Barton

Democratic Candidate

101 Portsmouth Lane
Frankfort, KY 40601

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