Damon Thayer

Damon Thayer
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Majority Leader of the Kentucky Senate
Assumed office
January 4, 2013
Preceded by Robert Stivers
Member of the Kentucky Senate
from the 17th district
Assumed office
January 2, 2003
Preceded by Daniel Mongiardo
Personal details
Born (1967-09-16) September 16, 1967 (age 53)
Political party Republican
Education Michigan State University (BA)
Website Campaign website

Damon Thayer (born September 16, 1967) is an American politician. He is a Republican member of the Kentucky State Senate, representing the 17th District.[1]

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.[2]

He appeared on The Daily Show in 2013.[3]

In March 2020 during the first session of the Kentucky Senate since Democrat Andy Beshear took office as Governor, Thayer proposed legislation to limit the powers of the Executive Branch.[4]


  1. ^ "Damon Thayer". Ballotpedia. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  2. ^ "Meet Damon". Campaign website. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  3. ^ "Video Clip from the Daily Show". Comedy Central. July 31, 2013.
  4. ^ "Senate Republican Leaders go after Andy Beshear's power with three new bills". Lexington Herald-Leader. 2020.
Kentucky Senate
Preceded by
Robert Stivers
Majority Leader of the Kentucky Senate

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