Daniel Mongiardo

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Daniel Mongiardo
Birthdate: July 4, 1959
Office: Lieutenant Governor
Assumed Office: December 11, 2007
Political Party: Democrat
Past Experience
Office: State Senator
Occupation: Physician
Contact Information
Location: Hazard, Kentucky
Email: none
Phone: (502) 564-2611

Frank Daniel Mongiardo is a Democrat and has served as Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky since 2007. He was a member of the Kentucky State Senate from 2001 to 2007 for the 30th Senatorial District and a candidate in the 2004 U.S. Senate election for Kentucky, narrowly losing to Jim Bunning. In 2009, he announced his intention to run again for the U.S. Senate.

As of September 10, 2009, Mongiardo receives a salary of $105,840 for his service as Lieutenant Governor. [1]

Career History

Mongiardo attended Transylvania University and received his medical degree at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1986. From 1986 to 2000, Mongiardo worked as an ear, nose and throat surgeon, performing his residency in Lexington. He entered politics in 2000 and was elected to the state senate, after defeating incumbent Glenn Freeman.

Mongiardo ran in the 2004 U.S. Senate election to unseat incumbent first-term Senator Jim Bunning. Mongiardo gained support from national Democratic organizations, but lost the bitterly contested election with 49.3 percent to 50.7 percent. [2]

Former Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Steve Beshear chose Mongiardo as his running mate for the 2007 gubernatorial election in Kentucky. They won the Democratic primary election and went on to unseat incumbent governor Ernie Fletcher, receiving 58.7% of the votes [3]


The Second Amendment

Mongiardo received an A rating from the NRA during the 2007 election cycle.



  1. Government Salaries: Frank Daniel Mongiardo
  2. Kentucky's 2004 Election Results
  3. Kentucky's 2007 Election Results