|Majority Leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives|
January 5, 2017
|Preceded by||Rocky Adkins|
|Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
from the 71st district
January 8, 2013
|Preceded by||Lonnie Napier|
December 1, 1987 |
Danville, Kentucky, U.S.
|Education||Eastern Kentucky University (BS)|
Jonathan Shell (born December 1, 1987 in Danville, Kentucky) is an American politician and a Republican member of the Kentucky House of Representatives. He represents District 71 which comprises Garrard, Rockcastle, and a portion of Madison Counties. He serves as the Majority Leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives and is the youngest member of the General Assembly.
He was defeated by Travis Brenda in the 2018 Republican primary.
- 2012 When District 36 Representative Lonnie Napier retired and left the seat open, Shell won the May 22, 2012 Republican Primary with 2,102 votes (59.8%) and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 11,933 votes (63.3%) against Democratic nominee Bradley Montgomery.
- "Representative Jonathan Shell (R)". Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky House of Representatives. Retrieved April 22, 2014.
- "Jonathan Shell's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 22, 2014.
- Thomsen, Jacqueline (2018-05-22). "Teacher defeats Kentucky state House majority leader in GOP primary". TheHill. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
- "Commonwealth of Kentucky May 22, 2012 Official 2012 Primary Election Results" (PDF). Frankfort, Kentucky: Secretary of State of Kentucky. p. 24. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 3, 2014. Retrieved April 22, 2014.
- "Commonwealth of Kentucky November 6, 2012 Official 2012 General Election Results" (PDF). Frankfort, Kentucky: Secretary of State of Kentucky. p. 36. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 11, 2014. Retrieved April 22, 2014.
- Official page at the Kentucky General Assembly
- Campaign site
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Jonathan Shell at Ballotpedia
- Jonathan Shell at the National Institute on Money in State Politics
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