Jimmy Higdon has been in the Kentucky legislature since 2002: first as a representative to the General Assembly for the 24th district, which included Marion, Casey and part of Pulaski counties. Then in 2009, Jimmy won a special election for Senate district 14. He now represents Marion, Casey, Nelson and Spencer counties and a portion of Jefferson County including Fern Creek and Jeffersontown.
In December of 2014, Senator Higdon was elected to Leadership as the Majority Caucus Whip and in 2017, elected Senate President Pro Tem. Senator Higdon served as Senate President Pro Tem from 2017 until 2019, appointed Chairmen of Transportation Committee in 2020. Born in 1953, Senator Higdon is a small business owner. He is a graduate of Morehead State University where he was Commissioned as a 2nd Lt thru Morehead’s ROTC Program. He then served in US Army Reserve with the 100th Division.
Senator Higdon resides in Lebanon with his wife, Jane. They have two children and three grandchildren.