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|Majority Leader of the Kentucky Senate|
January 4, 2013
|Preceded by||Robert Stivers|
|Member of the Kentucky Senate
from the 17th district
January 2, 2003
|Preceded by||Daniel Mongiardo|
|Born||(1967-09-16) September 16, 1967|
|Education||Michigan State University (BA)|
Thayer was raised in Grayling, Michigan. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1989 with a B.A. in communications. He is the owner of Thayer Communications and Consulting LLC, a marketing communications firm. Thayer was vice chairman of the Republican Party of Kentucky from 1999 to 2004.
In 2003, Thayer was elected to the Kentucky State Senate in a special election to represent the 17th District, which encompasses Grant, Scott and southern Kenton Counties. In 2017, he was selected Senate Majority Floor Leader. As a member of Senate leadership, he serves on the Committee on Committees, the Rules Committee, and the Legislative Research Commission.
In March 2020 during the first session of the Kentucky Senate since Democrat Andy Beshear took office as Governor, Thayer proposed legislation to strip powers away from the Governor.
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- "Meet Damon". Campaign website. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
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- "Senate Republican Leaders go after Andy Beshear's power with three new bills". Lexington Herald-Leader. 2020.
| Majority Leader of the Kentucky Senate
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