Charles "Buddy" Wheatley is an American politician from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Wheatley served as a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives for the 65th District from 2019 to 2023.

Buddy Wheatley
Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
from the 65th district
In office
January 1, 2019 – January 1, 2023
Preceded byArnold Simpson
Succeeded byStephanie Dietz
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseJudi Godsey
EducationUniversity of Kentucky (BA)
Northern Kentucky University (JD)

In 2018, Wheatley ran for the House of Representatives, defeating Republican Jordan Huizenga. In 2020, he ran for a second term, defeating Republican Jamir Davis. In 2022, Wheatley ran for a third term but lost to Republican Stephanie Dietz by a 51%-49% margin.

On December 20, 2022, Wheatley announced that he was running for Secretary of State in 2023.[1] He was ultimately unsuccessful, losing to incumbent secretary of state Michael Adams by a 60.6%-39.4% margin.

Personal life edit

Wheatley graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor's degree in Journalism in 1983 and an additional Bachelors of English from Northern Kentucky University (NKU) in 1997. Wheatley went on to complete his Juris Doctor from Chase Law School at NKU while serving as a Fire Chief for the Covington Fire Department in Covington, Kentucky, where he served for 20 years.[2][3][4]

Wheatley is married to Judi Godsey; they have two children.[5]

References edit

  1. ^ Storm, Nick (20 December 2022). "Rep. Buddy Wheatley Announces Run for Secretary of State". Retrieved 21 December 2022.
  2. ^ "Pension beneficiary changes OK'd by House".
  3. ^ "Bill creating support group for firefighters signed into law". 13 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Kentucky House Democrats pitch alternative pension bill that protects benefits".
  5. ^ "About Buddy Wheatley for State Representative".

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Preceded by Democratic nominee for Secretary of State of Kentucky
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