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Charles BookerDEMDemocrat American politician
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KYResidence (state)

Charles Booker (born October 20, 1984) is an American politician from the commonwealth of Kentucky. He served in the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing the 43rd district from 2019 to 2021. During his term, he was Kentucky's youngest Black state lawmaker.Booker was a candidate in the Democratic Party's primary for the 2020 U.S. Senate race in Kentucky, drawing national attention before ultimately losing a close race to former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath. In April 2021, Booker formed an exploratory committee for the 2022 U.S. Senate race in Kentucky against incumbent U.S. senator Rand Paul, and formally announced that he is running on July 1, 2021.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
JD Law
2007 - 2010
University of Louisville
BS Political Science
2003 - 2007
Past Positions1 - 14 of 14
Representative
Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
2019 - 2021
Education and Equity Policy Analyst
Louisville Urban League
2017 - 2018
Manager of Neighborhood Initiatives
Louisville Independent Business Alliance
2017 - 2018
Director of Development
Cities United
2016 - 2017
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Seed Capital Kentucky
2015 - 2016
Director of Administrative Services
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
2014 - 2015
Project Manager
Mayor's Innovation Team, Louisville Metro Government
2015
Legislative Analyst
Government Contract Review Committee, Legislative Research Commission
2012 - 2014
Legislative Aide
Councilman David W. Tandy, Louisville Metro Government
2011 - 2012
Volunteer Coordinator
Yarmuth for Congress
2010
Volunteer Coordinator
Yarmuth for Congress
2012
Intern
Kentucky State Senate
2010
Intern
Representative Gregory Meeks, United States House of Representatives
2009
Legal Assistant
Denise Brown's Legal Direction
2008 - 2009
Other Experience1 - 14 of 14
Founder
Hood to the Holler
Current
Member
Signature Partnership, University of Louisville
Current
Member
Wilderness Louisville Board of Directors
Current
Director of Development
1619 Flux: Art + Activism
2017 - 2019
Participant
Focus Louisville, Leadership Louisville Center
2010
Fellow
Bloomberg Innovation Delivery Team, Leadership Louisville Center
Former Director of Strategic Partnerships
West Louisville FoodPort
Former Member
Natural Resources and Energy Committee, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Former Member
Judiciary Committee, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Former Member
Joint Committee on Natural Resources and Energy, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Former Member
Joint Committee on Judiciary, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Former Member
Joint Committee on Government Contract Review, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Former Member
Joint Committee on Economic Development and Workforce Investment, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Former Member
Economic Development and Workforce Investment Committee, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives