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  Chandler, Ben
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2011-01-03  
 
NameBen Chandler
Address975 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, Kentucky 40383, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born September 12, 1959 (60 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifedRBH
Feb 17, 2012 04:37pm
Tags Caucasian - English - Moderate-to-Conservative - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Civil Unions - Anti-Gay Marriage - Health Care Reform - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro- gun - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Life - Protectionist - NRA - Christian - Presbyterian - Protestant - Straight -
InfoAlbert Benjamin "Ben" Chandler III
Combining new ideas for Kentucky's future with the bold leadership necessary to see them through, Ben Chandler has delivered dramatic results for the people of the Commonwealth.

Chandler was first elected Attorney General of Kentucky in 1995, becoming the youngest Attorney General in the nation at that time. His 20-percent victory margin was the largest in Kentucky's 1995 election. In 1999, Chandler was reelected without opposition to a second term as Attorney General, receiving more votes than any candidate for statewide office. He previously served a four-year term as Kentucky State Auditor, where he developed the reputation of a strong fighter against government waste and corruption.

Time and again, Chandler has demonstrated the courage and independence to stand up to anyone in order to better the lives of Kentuckians. His record as the state's top law enforcement officer reflects a commitment to ensure that Kentucky's laws and government work on behalf of the people.

Chandler won passage of Kentucky's telemarketing "No Call" list, the nation's toughest law aimed at protecting Kentucky seniors and families from the annoying and often fraudulent calls of telemarketers. When Anthem Insurance company illegally removed charitable funds from the state, Chandler took them on, recovering $45 million that today works in an independent foundation to benefit the health care of all Kentuckians. He has repeatedly taken action to protect Kentucky seniors, winning the largest criminal penalty for patient neglect and abuse against a nursing home corporation in American history.

Chandler established a program dedicated solely to helping senior citizens protect themselves from crime, fraud, and abuse. He launched one of the nation's first efforts towards investigating the rapidly increasing crime of financial identity theft. He also created a public corruption unit in his office, comprised of former FBI agents and state police detectives, to specialize in uncovering government corruption.

Chandler fought successfully for the passage of Kentucky's "Megan's Law" to protect women and children from sexual offenders, as well as legislation to increase the amount of restitution that all criminals must pay to the victims of their crimes. He also worked to strengthen Kentucky's laws against consumer scams, prescription drug abuse, and offenses against the elderly.

Chandler graduated with distinction from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in history, and holds a J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law.

Born on September 12, 1959, Chandler lives in Woodford County, Kentucky with his wife Jennifer and their three children � Lucie, Albert IV, and Branham. The Chandlers are members of Pisgah Presbyterian Church.


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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Oct 17, 2003 12:00am News Board won't fine Kentucky Lt. Governor for alleged fraudulent billings  Article PragCon 3.0 
Aug 16, 2003 12:00am Amusing Hairy idea: Chandler is mulling mullets  Article Servo 

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FAMILY
Father A. B. "Ben" Chandler, Jr. 1929-2016
Grandfather A. B. "Happy" Chandler 1898-1991
Uncle J. Daniel Chandler 1933-2004

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RACES
  11/06/2012 KY - District 06 Lost 46.68% (-3.89%)
  11/02/2010 KY District 6 Won 50.08% (+0.27%)
  11/04/2008 KY - District 06 Won 64.66% (+29.32%)
  11/07/2006 KY - District 06 Won 85.46% (+70.93%)
  11/02/2004 KY - District 06 Won 58.60% (+18.59%)
  02/17/2004 KY District 06 - Special Election Won 55.16% (+12.25%)
  11/04/2003 KY Governor Lost 44.96% (-10.07%)
  05/20/2003 KY Governor - D Primary Won 50.20% (+3.69%)
  11/02/1999 KY Attorney General Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/1995 KY Attorney General Won 59.90% (+19.79%)
  11/05/1991 KY Auditor Won 64.86% (+29.72%)
  05/28/1991 KY Auditor - D Primary Won 58.25% (+16.49%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  05/21/2019 KY Governor - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-37.88%)
ENDORSEMENTS
KY Secretary of State - D Primary - May 17, 2011 D Alison Lundergan Grimes
US House Speaker - Jan 05, 2011 D Nancy Pelosi
US House Minority Leader - Nov 17, 2010 D Heath Shuler
KY US Senate - D Primary - May 18, 2010 D Jack Conway
KY US President - D Primary - May 20, 2008 D Barack Obama
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
DNC Party Chair - Feb 12, 2005 D Simon B. Rosenberg
KY US President - D Primary - May 18, 2004 D Wesley Clark
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