David Boswell

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David Boswell (B. November 11, 1949) was the Democratic nominee for the 2nd Congressional District of Kentucky

David Boswell is the Democratic nominee in the 2008 congressional elections for the 2nd Congressional District (map) of Kentucky. He is the Democratic nominee to replace incumbent Rep. Ron Lewis (R-Ky.), who is retiring at the end of his term. He was victorious in the primary which took place on May 20, 2008. [1] However, he lost the election to Republican Brett Guthrie.[2]

Positions, record and controversies


Boswell, a Catholic, is married with two children and lives in Owensboro, Kentucky.


  • Attended, Western Kentucky University, 1973
  • Attended, Brescia University, 1972
  • Diploma, Owensboro Catholic High School, 1968.[citation needed]

Professional Experience

  • Sales/Marketing Director, Executive Inn-Rivermont Hotel & Convention Center, 1996-present
  • Energy Development, Addwest Mining Company, 1991-1996
  • Legislative Liaison, Office of Governor Wallace G. Wilkinson, 1989-1990
  • Legislative Agent, 1987-1988
  • Sales Executive, Energy Resources Development.{fact}}

Political Experience

  • Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 2, 2008
  • Senator, Kentucky Senate, 1990-present
  • Board Member, Green River Area Development District, 1978-1983, 1990-present
  • Commissioner of Agriculture, Kentucky Department of Agriculture, 1984-1988
  • Representative, Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1978-1983.


  • Board Member, Big Rivers Chapter, American Red Cross, 1998-present
  • Board Member, Leadership Owensboro, 1990-present
  • Board Member, Big Rivers Chapter, March of Dimes, 1990-present
  • Board Member, Kentucky Organ Donors, 1992-2000
  • Member, Jaycees, 1979-1980
  • Member, Kentucky Planning Association, 1972-1977
  • Member, Southtown Kiwanis, 1969-1978
  • Member, Ducks Unlimited
  • Director, Green River Area Development Board
  • Member, Knights of Columbus
  • Member, National Conference of State Legislators
  • Member, National Rifle Association
  • Member, National Wild Turkey Federation
  • Director, Owensboro National Bank
  • Member, Quail Unlimited
  • Member, Southern Governors Conference Advanced Clean Coal Technology Board
  • Member, Southern Legislative Conference
  • Member, Southern States Energy Board.{fact}}

2008 elections

Boswell was the Democratic nominee to replace Rep. Ron Lewis (R-Ky.) in the 2008 congressional elections. He defeated Reid Haire in the primary elections.[1][3][4]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases.

Campaign contributions

The following is drawn from government records of campaign contributions to David Boswell. Campaign contributions are one of the most direct conduits for influencing members of Congress. How to use this information. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00029676&cycle=2008</crpcontribdata>

Committees and affiliations


Boswell will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.


More background data


Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. 1.0 1.1 Greg Giroux, "Kentucky Democrats Pick Wealthy Businessman to Challenge McConnell", CQ Politics, May 20, 2008
  2. "Recession's effect on area tops 2008 stories", Daily News, December 31, 2008.
  3. 2008 Race Tracker page on Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District
  4. Jackie Kucinich, "Rep. Ron Lewis will not seek reelection," The Hill, January 30, 2008.

Wikipedia also has an article on David Boswell. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

External resources

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