Gerald Watkins

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Gerald Watkins
Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
from the 49th[1] district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 8, 2013
Preceded by David Housman
Personal details
Born (1954-12-08) December 8, 1954 (age 59)
Paducah, Kentucky
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence Paducah, Kentucky
Alma mater Paducah Community College
Murray State University

Gerald Lynn Watkins[2] (born December 8, 1954 in Paducah, Kentucky) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Kentucky House of Representatives representing District 3 since January 8, 2013.

Education[edit]

Watkins earned his AA from Paducah Community College (now the West Kentucky Community and Technical College), and his BS in business administration and MBA from Murray State University.

Elections[edit]

  • 2012 Redistricted to District 3, with Representative David Housman leaving the Legislature, Watkins was unopposed for the May 22, 2012 Democratic Primary and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 9,349 votes (59.3%) against Republican nominee Jason Crockett.[3]
  • 1992 Initially in District 4, Watkins ran in the three-way May 26, 1992 Democratic Primary but lost to Frank Rasche.
  • 1998 When Representative Kathy Hogancamp ran for Kentucky Senate and left the seat open, Watkins ran in the three-way 1998 Democratic Primary, but lost to Michael Cherry, who went on to win the November 3, 1998 General election against Republican nominee Sandra Furjanic.

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