Factsheet

Young Political Leaders in Kentucky

Young Candidates for Congress 2020

Number of candidates from Kentucky 24
Average age of candidates 59.08
Number of candidates age 35 or younger 0
The youngest candidate Alexandra Owensby
born 1980
White
running for the Democratic Party
Number of female candidates 4 (16.67%)
Average age of female candidates 48.00
Average age of male candidates 62.78
Average age of Democratic candidates 56.00
Average age of Republican candidates 60.00
Kentucky Candidates for Congress 2020: Generations
Generations Number of Candidates
Boomer Generation 5
Generation X 5
Silent Generation 2
NA 12

Young Candidates for Congress 2018

Number of candidates from Kentucky 20
Average age of candidates 57.41
Number of candidates age 35 or younger 0
The youngest candidate Paul Walker
born 1983
NA
running for the Democratic Party
Number of female candidates 3 (15.00%)
Average age of female candidates 56.00
Average age of male candidates 57.71
Average age of Democratic candidates 55.00
Average age of Republican candidates 56.17
Kentucky Candidates for Congress 2018: Generations
Generations Number of Candidates
Boomer Generation 9
Generation X 5
Millennial Generation 1
Silent Generation 2
NA 3

Young Elected Leaders in the 116th Congress

Number of legislators from Kentucky 8
Average age of legislators 61.38
Number of legislators age 35 or younger 0
The youngest legislator Andy Barr
born 1973
White
member of the Republican Party
Number of female legislators 0 (0.00%)
Average age of female legislators NaN
Average age of male legislators 61.38
Average age of Democratic legislators 73.00
Average age of Republican legislators 59.71
Kentucky Members of the 116th Congress: Generations
Generations Number of Congressmembers
Boomer Generation 3
Generation X 3
Silent Generation 2

Young Elected Leaders in the State Legislature

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Notes

The Young Elected Leaders Project applies the generational categorization of the Pew Research Center:

  • Silent Generation: 1928 – 1945
  • Baby Boomer Generation: 1946 – 1964
  • Generation X: 1965 – 1980
  • Millennial Generation: 1981 – 1996
  • Generation Z: 1997 – 2012

Descriptive statistics on candidates for Congress 2018 and 2020 are based only on those candidates who passed their primaries or who ran as Independent/write-in candidates. The numbers for the 116th Congress are based on data from August 2020.

YELP collects birthday data from a variety of sources such as campaign websites, personal profiles, news articles, voter guides, and from direct contact with candidates and elected officials. However it is not always possible to find information for all. In the case of Kentucky, data on candidates 2020 is 50.00 % complete, data on candidates 2018 is 85.00 % complete, and we have 100.00 % of birthyears for Congressmembers.