Mike Harmon (politician) Article

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Mike Harmon
Auditor of Kentucky
Assumed office
January 4, 2016
Governor Matt Bevin
Preceded by Adam Edelen
Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
from the 54th district
In office
January 2003 – January 2016
Preceded by John Bowling
Succeeded by Daniel Elliott
Personal details
Born (1966-10-16) October 16, 1966 (age 52)
Harrodsburg, Kentucky, U.S.
Political party Republican
Education Eastern Kentucky University ( BS)
Website Official website

Mike Harmon (born October 16, 1966 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky) is an American politician and the Auditor of Public Accounts in Kentucky. Harmon was previously a Republican member of the Kentucky House of Representatives representing District 54. [1] Harmon was a 2011 candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky. In 2015, Harmon announced that he would run for state Auditor against current Auditor and Democrat Adam Edelen. Harmon was the only statewide candidate on the Republican side to run unopposed. [2]

Education

Harmon earned his BS from Eastern Kentucky University.

Elections

  • 1998 When the District 54 seat was left open, Harmon was unopposed for the 1998 Republican Primary, but lost the November 3, 1998 General election to Democratic nominee John Bowling.
  • 2000 Harmon and Representative Bowling were both unopposed for their 2000 primaries, setting up a rematch; Harmon lost the November 7, 2000 General election to Representative Bowling.
  • 2002 When Representative Bowling left the Legislature and left the seat open, Harmon was unopposed for the 2002 Republican Primary [3] and won the November 5, 2002 General election with 7,035 votes (57.6%) against Democratic nominee William Erwin. [4]
  • 2004 Harmon was unopposed for the 2004 Republican Primary [5] and won the November 2, 2004 General election with 9,459 votes (56.3%) against Democratic nominee David Sparrow. [6]
  • 2006 Harmon and returning 2004 Democratic challenged David Sparrow were both unopposed for their 2006 primaries, [7] setting up a rematch; Harmon won the November 7, 2006 General election with 6,000 votes (50.3%) against Sparrow. [8]
  • 2008 Harmon and returning 2004 and 2006 Democratic challenger David Sparrow were both unopposed for their 2008 primaries, [9] setting up their third contest; Harmon won the November 4, 2008 General election with 9,375 votes (53.5%) against Sparrow. [10]
  • 2010 Harmon was unopposed for both the May 18, 2010 Republican Primary [11] and the November 2, 2010 General election, winning with 9,789 votes. [12]
  • 2011 To challenge incumbent Governor Steve Beshear and with Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo leaving the ticket, Harmon joined gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett as his running mate for the May 17, 2011 Republican Primary but lost to President of the Kentucky Senate David L. Williams and Agricultural Commissioner Richie Farmer, [13] who lost the November 8, 2011 General election to Governor Beshear and Democratic Lieutenant Governor nominee Jerry Abramson.
  • 2012 Harmon was unopposed for the May 22, 2012 Republican Primary [14] and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 9,482 votes (54.8%) against Democratic nominee Barry Harmon. [15]
  • 2015 Harmon was unopposed for the Republican nomination for the statewide office of State Auditor against incumbent Democrat Adam Edelen. Harmon won with 51.9% of the vote (486,280 votes to 449,960), and was sworn in as Kentucky's 47th State Auditor in January 2016.

References

  1. ^ "Mike Harmon's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
  2. ^ "Republican Harmon to file for Kentucky Auditor". WHAS11. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  3. ^ "2002 Primary Election". Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky State Board of Elections. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
  4. ^ "2002 General Election". Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky State Board of Elections. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
  5. ^ "2004 Primary Election". Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on December 24, 2014. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
  6. ^ "2004 General Election". Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on December 24, 2014. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
  7. ^ "2006 Primary Election". Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky State Board of Elections. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
  8. ^ "2006 General Election". Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky State Board of Elections. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
  9. ^ "2008 Primary Election". Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky State Board of Elections. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
  10. ^ "2008 General Election". Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky State Board of Elections. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
  11. ^ "Commonwealth of Kentucky May 18, 2010 Official 2010 Primary Election Results" (PDF). Frankfort, Kentucky: Secretary of State of Kentucky. p. 25. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
  12. ^ "Commonwealth of Kentucky November 2, 2010 Official 2010 General Election Results" (PDF). Frankfort, Kentucky: Secretary of State of Kentucky. p. 47. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
  13. ^ "May 17, 2011 Official Primary Results" (PDF). Frankfort, Kentucky: Secretary of State of Kentucky. p. 2. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
  14. ^ "Commonwealth of Kentucky May 22, 2012 Official 2012 Primary Election Results" (PDF). Frankfort, Kentucky: Secretary of State of Kentucky. p. 28. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 3, 2014. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
  15. ^ "Commonwealth of Kentucky November 6, 2012 Official 2012 General Election Results" (PDF). Frankfort, Kentucky: Secretary of State of Kentucky. p. 41. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 11, 2014. Retrieved April 30, 2014.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Adam Edelen
Auditor of Kentucky
2016–present
Incumbent