DEBRA HEMBREE LAMBERT
CANDIDATE FOR FAMILY COURT
28TH CIRCUIT, 3RD FAMILY DIVISION

www.judgelambert.com
profile at www.kyjudges.com

Opponent: Walter F. Maguire
Incumbent: Debra Hembree Lambert

Place of Residence: Mt. Vernon, KY

Education:
--Lone Jack High School, 1980; Cumberland College, summer 1979;
--Eastern Kentucky University, 1983, BS Child & Family Studies, with distinction;
--University of Kentucky School of Law, 1989, top 25% of class;
--University of Nevada Judicial College, 2000

Kentucky Bar Association: Unavailable
Date Admitted: 1989
Status: Active

Past Occupations: created a Middle School Truancy Program, called “Whatever It Takes.” For the last five years she has volunteered hundreds of hours in five middle schools to work with truant students.

Present Occupation: Judge of 28th Circiuit, 3rd Family Division.

Honors/Awards:
--National Drug Court Hall of Fame
--Outstanding Judge, Foster Care Review Board, 2001
--Cabinet for Families & Children Betty Lewis Service Award, 2005
--EKU “Outstanding Alumnus,” 2000
--Domestic Violence Award, 2002

Family: Debra Lambert and her husband Joe have two sons, Joseph, age 21 & John, age 15.
Her husband is the Chief Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court.

Endorsement(s):

Financial Information:

CANDIDATE
PRIMARY RECEIPTS
PRIMARY SPENDING
GENERAL RECEIPTS AS OF 10/6
GENERAL SPENDING AS OF 10/6
RECEIPTS 10/6-10/23
SPENDING 10/6-10/23
Debra Hembree Lambert
$12,900.00
$4,194.57
$31,000.00
$33,567.31
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Walter F. Maguire
$4,525.00
$2,640.75
$6,290.00
$6,922.39
$4,950.00
$3,537.92

Additional Financial Information:
Full details from the KY Registry of Election Finance

Largest Contributor(s):
$1000--Ben Garland, Owner, Fiberglass Concepts, Nancy
$1000--Doug Wilburn, Owner, DW Wilburn Construction, Somerset
$1000--Jesika Wilburn, Project Manager, OW Wilburn Inc., Somerset
$1000--Sherry Wilburn, Homemaker, Eubank
$1000--Tom Wilburn, Manager, Somerset Houseboats, Somerset
$1000--William Wilburn, Banker, Cumberland Security Bank, Eubank
$1000--Eric Blackburn, Attorney, Pikeville
$1000--Stephen Estes, Hospital CFO, Rockcastle Hospital, Somerset
$1000--Anita Johnson, Attorney, Pikeville
$1000--Gary Johnson, Attorney, Pikeville
$1000--F. Shirley, Owner, Somerset Refinery
$1000--Joel Thomas, Retired, Somerset
$500--William Bailey, Retired, Titusville, FL
$500--Jerry Gilbert, Attorney, Coy, Gilbert & Gilbert, Richmond"
$500--Danny Price, Principal, Pulaski County Board of Education
$500--Laurence Day, Attorney, Oak Ridge, TN

Own Money Contributed: $24,088.55

News Articles and Public Commentary
Bill Estep, "Pay changed to discourage run, judge says," Lexington Herald-Leader, 11/5/06
Stephanie Schell, "Former judge hopes to unseat Lambert in Lincoln family court race," Advocate-Messenger, 11/3/06
Susan Wheeldon, "Maguire says he has something to prove in family court race," Commonwealth Journal, 10/25/06
Susan Wheeldon, "Lambert, Maguire to collide," Commonwealth Journal, 10/25/06
Letter by Brenda Pemberton, "Lambert comment out of line," Advocate-Messenger, 10/6/06
Letter by Nancy Bradshaw, "Supports Walter Maguire," Advocate-Messenger, 10/4/06
Letter by Debbie Muse, "Lambert has helped families," Advocate-Messenger, 10/1/06
Letter by Don Carney, "Stepladder needed in court?" Advocate-Messenger, 9/29/06
Todd Kleffman, "Judge Lambert has her critics and her supporters," The Advocate-Messenger, 9/27/06
Todd Kleffman and Kelley McKinney, "Judge Lambert sealed records sought by mother," The Advocate-Messenger, 9/27/06
"Lambert receives award at Law Day," Advocate-Messenger, 6/19/06
"Protest planned against Chief Justice and Debra Lambert," Advocate-Messenger, 6/6/06
Jeff Neal, "Maguire-Lambert race heats up," Commonwealth Journal, 6/3/06
Chris Harris, "Judge Debra Lambert responds," Commonwealth Journal, 6/3/06
John Nelson, "State of Mind: Wife's re-election bid is Lambert's ethical dilemma," The Advocate-Messenger, 6/3/06
Associated Press, "Lambert sought early start for law," Commonwealth Journal, 5/30/06
"Kentucky Chief Justice under fire Pushed for law favoring wife," Cincinnati Post, 5/29/06
Letter by Kristy Bean, "Send Judge Lambert packing," Advocate-Messenger, 5/14/06
Stephanie Schell, "Race for family court judge in Lincoln already heating up ," Advocate-Messenger, 5/4/05
"Editorial: Judge Lambert faces obstacles to re-election," Advocate Messenger, 3/23/06
Susan Wheeldon, "Complaint against Lamberts dismissed," Commonwealth Journal, 3/6/06
Associated Press, "Bill could affect Maguire’s earning potential," Commonwealth Journal, 3/2/06
Sharon Dodson, "Rogers, Turner, Lambert, and Wood face opposition," Commonwealth Journal, 2/02/06
Walter Maguire, "Walt Maguire," Advocate Messenger, 2006