Senate Minority Whip Joey Pendleton filed for re-election today in Frankfort. Pendleton has served the 3rd District since 1993 and has served as Senate Minority Whip since 1995.
Pendleton said today, "Serving the people of the 3rd district has been one of the greatest privileges of my life and I want to continue to use my seniority and position to increase opportunities to improve the quality of life for the people of the 3rd district and Kentucky. Education, health care and jobs for our citizens must be the priorities of Kentucky state government."
Pendleton currently serves on Agriculture and Natural Resources;Health and Welfare; Seniors, Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection; Program Review; Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee; Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee; Rule and Committee on Committees.
A farmer who owns a 140 acre farm in Christian County, Pendleton raises dairy heifers and beef cattle. He is also the Farm Operation and Agricultural Project Manager at Murray State University. A 1964 graduate of Christian County High School, he attended Hopkinsville Community College and Murray State. He served in the Kentucky National Guard from 1968-1974.
Pendleton said he was pleased to have Christian County Attorney Mike Foster and Rev. M.O. Fort sign his notification and declaration papers yesterday after the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. march in Christian County.