Gerald Watkins

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Gerald Watkins
Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
from the 49th[1] district
In office
January 8, 2013 – January 3, 2019
Preceded byDavid Housman
Succeeded byRandy Bridges
Personal details
Born (1954-12-08) December 8, 1954 (age 64)
Paducah, Kentucky
Political partyDemocratic
ResidencePaducah, Kentucky
Alma materPaducah Community College
Murray State University

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


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.


  • 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.


  1. ^ "Representative Gerald Watkins (D)". Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky House of Representatives. Retrieved April 22, 2014.
  2. ^ "Gerald Watkins' Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 22, 2014.
  3. ^ "Commonwealth of Kentucky November 6, 2012 Official 2012 General Election Results" (PDF). Frankfort, Kentucky: Secretary of State of Kentucky. p. 25. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 11, 2014. Retrieved April 22, 2014.

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