Perry Clark

8:00 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Kentucky Lawmaker on Heroin Bill: 'Another Hammer' Won't Fix Drug Problems


A Kentucky lawmaker says decriminalizing drugs and devoting enforcement efforts to healthcare is the only way to stop the state’s burgeoning heroin epidemic.

Sen. Perry Clark says legislation proposed for the upcoming Kentucky General Assembly session is more of the same in the failed War on Drugs.

Clark takes issue with a plan by Senate colleague Katie Stine that would combat heroin by stiffening the penalties for traffickers and making overdose deaths a criminal homicide.

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9:42 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Clark Defeats Thieneman in District 37 Senate Race

Kentucky state Senator Perry Clark, a Democrat, has been reelected to the District 37 seat in southwest Louisville.

Clark beat Republican challenger Chris Thieneman with 58 percent of the vote. Thieneman outspent Clark in the race, but was plagued in the last weeks of his campaign with a lawsuit that questioned his residency. With Clark’s win, the lawsuit is essentially rendered moot, and Clark says he’s confident he would have won even without the legal challenge.

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5:49 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Read Judge's Opinion and Order in Thieneman Case

Read Jefferson Circuit Judge Charles Cunningham's opinion and order in a lawsuit seeking claiming that 37th district Kentucky State Senate candidate Chris Thieneman does not live in the district.