Westerfield seeking third term in state senate

Posted on January 5, 2020 12:50 PM

Republican state Senator Whitney Westerfield will seek re-election to Kentucky’s 3rd Senate district for a third term in office. His campaign will focus on continuing to achieve real results for the district and upholding conservative values. 

Westerfield serves Christian, Logan, and Todd counties in Frankfort. He is also a life-long resident of Christian County and has been widely regarded as a workhorse for his district. “I am extremely grateful for the support I have received back home,” said Westerfield. “Since 2013, I have helped pass bipartisan legislation, fought hard for government transparency, protected the unborn, worked to improve public safety, and promoted economic opportunity for the families in our district. I am as ready as ever to take your voices to Frankfort and lead the charge towards solving our most pressing issues.

Westerfield has served as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee throughout his time in office. He sponsored Senate Bill 200 in 2014, which brought about the largest reform to Kentucky’s juvenile justice system in 30 years. 

Slow and steady wins the race,” said Westerfield. “Being a successful legislator requires persistence, which is why I’ve filed for re-election. I have been fortunate to see legislation come to fruition that has been years in the making. I promise to continue expanding opportunities for struggling Kentuckians and reforming policies that inadequately address the real issues our communities face.

Westerfield’s current term in office stretches through 2020, when state lawmakers will be expected to write a new budget. “We have a Republican majority in Frankfort and a new Democratic governor at the helm,” said Westerfield. “Looking at that dynamic alone, I can anticipate the challenges that will lie ahead. However, the good people of Western Kentucky expect their state leaders to find common ground.

Westerfield has been an active member of the Kentucky Bar since October 2006. Because of his practical experience as a local attorney, his legislation has focused largely on improving the justice system and developing services that protect victims of crime. Westerfield’s prosecutorial record has included successful convictions on charges ranging from misdemeanors to homicide. 

Kentucky's state Senate elections will take place in 2020. For more details on Senator Westerfield’s record and this campaign, please visit WhitneyWesterfield.com.


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