Charles Booker

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Charles Booker - Kentucky Senate (D)

Financial Strength

Raised ($): $791,932

Cash on Hand ($): $284,902

% of the total DEM $ Raised: N/A

Cash on Hand v. Opponent (%):

Race: Black


Charles Booker is a lifelong Kentuckian who was born and raised in the west end of Louisville, in one of the poorest parts in the state. Both of Charles’s parents had to drop out of high school to help take care of their brothers and sisters. After Charles found out he had diabetes, there were times when his family had to ration his insulin just to survive. In 2014, he was appointed as Director of Personnel and Administrative Services for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife under then-Governor Steve Beshear. In 2018, Charles was elected to the Kentucky State House of Representatives, becoming the youngest black state legislator in 90 years. During his time in office, he has fought for gun reform, voting rights, labor laws, and criminal justice, and passed bipartisan legislation to help Kentuckians get insulin in emergency situations. Charles is a proud member of the Kentucky Black Legislative Caucus. Charles advocates for a bold progressive agenda including Medicare for All and universal basic income. He has recently been endorsed by Indivisible. He and his wife Tanesha reside in Russell with their two daughters.

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