Pendleton, who represents Christian, Logan and Todd counties, has been a member of the State Senate since 1993.
"Serving the people of the 3rd district has been one of the greatest privileges of my life," Pendleton said. "I want to continue to use my seniority and position on key committees to increase opportunities and improve the quality of life for the people of the 3rd district and Kentucky. Education, health care and jobs for our citizens must be the priorities of Kentucky state government."
While serving in the State Senate, Pendleton has sponsored several pieces of legislation to address the concerns of military families and veterans.
Pendleton's legislative committee assignments reflect his expertise and regional priorities. He is a member of the Appropriations and Revenue; Health and Welfare; Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection; Program Review and Agriculture committees. He also serves on the Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee and Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee. Pendleton currently serves as vice chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC).
A farmer who owns a 140-acre farm in Christian County, Pendleton raises dairy heifers. A 1964 graduate of Christian County High School, he attended Hopkinsville Community College and Murray State University. He served in the Kentucky National Guard from 1968-1974.
Pendleton thanked his supporters. "I am honored by the confidence the citizens of the 3rd District have placed in me," Pendleton said. "We've had a lot of success, but there's more to do and I look forward to the challenge."
Pendleton was pleased to have County Attorney Mike Foster and County Judge Executive Steve Tribble sign his notification and declaration papers at his Hopkinsville Office located at the Max Fuel Xpress on Canton Pike.