Senator Jimmy Higdon
Sen. Jimmy Higdon has been in the Kentucky legislature since 2002: first as a representative to the General Assembly for the 24th district, which included Marion, Casey and part of Pulaski counties. Then in 2009, Jimmy won a special election for Senate district 14, which included Marion, Taylor, Nelson, Washington and Mercer counties. When redistricting took effect in 2013, Jimmy’s district changed. He now represents Marion, Casey, Nelson and Spencer counties and a portion of Jefferson County roughly outside the Gene Snyder Freeway, including Fern Creek and Jeffersontown.
In the legislature, Jimmy serves on 13 interim committees, including acting as co-chair for the Budget Review Subcommittee on Transportation and the Committee for Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection. In session, Jimmy sits on eight committees, including as chairman for Veterans, Military, and Public Protection and the Budget Review Subcommittee on Transportation; and co-chair of the Transportation and the License, Occupation and Administrative Regulations committees. He has also served on the Tobacco Task Force.
For his work in education, Jimmy has been awarded the Joe Kelly Education Award by the Department of Education and has been named a "Friend of Education" by the Kentucky School Board Association. In 2008, he was endorsed by the Kentucky Education Association.