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Phyllis Sparks

Republican Candidate: 

Senate District 20


Phyllis Sparks for State Senate

13160 Service Road
Walton, KY 41094

Phone: 859.901.8016

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​Twitter: @sparksforky

Gex "Jay" Williams

Republican Candidate: 

Senate District 20


Gex Williams for Kentucky State Senate

14142 Walton Verona Rd.
Verona, KY 41092

Phone:  N/A

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Email: TeamGex@GexForSenate.com


​Twitter: @GexForSenate

Mike Templeman

Republican Candidate:

Senate District 20


​Mike Templeman for State Senator

127 Locust Hill
Frankfort, KY 406

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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 20?


During the 2022 legislative session, the General Assembly enacted redistricting legislation which changed the make up of several districts.  Franklin county was moved into Senate District 20, as the southern most county of a district made up of Franklin, Owen, Carroll, as it moves north, then east to include Gallatin, & parts of Boone & Kenton counties in northern Kentucky.  The map above shows the location of District 20, the counties and 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 and 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.


Calen Studler

Republican Candidate:

Senate District 20


Studler for Kentucky
215 Crown Point
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: 502.320.1397

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Email: 

info@studlerforkentucky.com

Primary Race in Senate District (SD) 20

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The district's incumbent senator, Senator Paul Hornback (R) from Shelbyville, did not file to run to represent SD 20.  Four Republicans filed to seek the office as the senator from SD 20: Phyllis Sparks, Boone County; Calen Studler, Franklin County; Mike Templeman, Franklin County; and, Gex "jay" Williams, Boone County. The Republican winner of the May 17 primary will run against Democrat Theresa Azbill Barton, the Democrat.


Because only one Democrat filed to run to represent Senate District 20, Theresa Azbill Barton, no primary will be held and Barton will run against the candidate elected in the Republican primary on May 17, 2022.

Democratic Candidate: Senate District 20

Teresa Azbill Barton

101 Portsmouth Lane
Frankfort, KY 40601


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Email: Barton4Senate@gmail.com