David Boswell

David Boswell DEMDemocrat

American politician

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David BoswellDEMDemocrat American politician
72
Years of Age
28
Years of Experience
KYResidence (state)

David E. Boswell is a former Democratic member of the Kentucky Senate, having represented the 8th District from 1990 to 2011. Earlier he was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1978 through 1983. In 1983, he defeated Republican Richard Turner to be elected Agriculture Commissioner of Kentucky with 64%. In 1987, he was a candidate for Lieutenant Governor unsuccessfully in the Democratic Primary on a ticket paired with Grady Stumbo. The Stumbo-Boswell ticket came in fourth. He returned the political arena and was the 2008 Democratic nominee for U.S. Representative for Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District, and lost to Republican nominee Brett Guthrie. The congressional seat became open because of the retirement of Republican Ron Lewis. Boswell's 2008 campaign was endorsed by Democrats for Life of America. although the National Right to Life Committee (generally considered the flagship right-to-life organization in the United States) endorsed his opponent, Guthrie. While Boswell kept the race close by winning the more urbanized counties in this mostly rural district, he could not overcome the presence of John McCain and Mitch McConnell atop the ticket.

Education6 - 6 of 4
Brescia University
Attended
1970
Owensboro Catholic High School
Diploma
1965 - 1968
Saint Maur Seminary
1964 - 1965
Western Kentucky University
Attended
Past Positions1 - 11 of 11
State Senator
Kentucky Senate
1991 - 2010
Commissioner
Kentucky Department of Agriculture
1984 - 1988
State Representative
Kentucky House of Representatives
1978 - 1983
Vice-President
Executive Inn Rivermont Hotel and Convention Center
1994 - 2008
Energy Development
Addington West Mining Company
1991 - 1994
Legislative Liaison
Office of Governor Wallace G. Wilkinson
1989 - 1990
Consultant
Government Affairs
1989 - 1991
Commissioner
Kentucky Department of Agriculture
1984 - 1988
Legislative Agent
1987 - 1988
Energy Development
Miles Farm Supply
1980 - 1983
Sales
Marketing Director, Executive, Inn-Rivermont Hotel & Convention Center
Other Experience1 - 19 of 19
Board Member
Big Rivers Chapter American Red Cross
1992 - 2006
Board Member
Green Rivers Chapter March of Dimes
1992 - 2005
Board Member
Branch Banking and Trust
2000 - Current
Member
Southern & National Conferences of State Legislators
1991 - Current
Member
Life Member National Rifle Association
1983 - Current
Member
Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates Board
Member
Ducks Unlimited
Member
Big Rivers Chapter Board, American Red Cross
Member
Knights of Columbus
Member
Area Bank Board
Member
Quail Unlimited
Member
National Wild Turkey Federation
Member
National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses
2002 - Current
Chair
Minority Caucus Board
2000 - 2002
Chair
Minority Caucus
1999
Member
Southern States Energy Board Clean Coal Technology Board
1994 - Current
Member
SLC Energy Committee
1991 - Current
Member
Green Rivers Area Development District
1991 - Current
Member
University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research Board, 1995-present