U.S. Rep., Dist. 5
11-06-18 General Election
 

Hal Rogers (R)

 

Kenneth Stepp (D)

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Hal Rogers (R)
Kenneth Stepp (D)

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  Endorsements
2 Conserv.    0 Liberal    0 Other

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  • (None)
0 Conserv.    1 Liberal    0 Other

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  • AFL-CIO of KENTUCKY
  • INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF BOILERMAKERS, etc.
  Info from Other Sources
Voted for Obama's budget deal with Republicans in December 2015 http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll705.xml

One of the Republicans who voted for the 2018 Omnibus Spending package on March 22, 2018. The vehicle for the roll call vote was H.R. 1625. The package included continued funding for Planned Parenthood and sanctuary cities, no funding for new border wall construction, and no funding for Veterans Affairs reforms.

  Stands on Issues

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   Agree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   Neutral

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   Agree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   Agree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   Agree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   Agree

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   Agree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   Agree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   Strongly Disagree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   Agree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   Disagree

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   Agree

I support the death penalty.

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   Neutral

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   Strongly Agree

The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   Strongly Agree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   Strongly Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   2010 General Election, 2010 Democratic Primary, 2012 Democratic Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Democratic Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Democratic Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   In cases of rape, incest, and to save the life of the child's mother.

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   We should reduce the immigration quotas from countries that have large radical Islamic terrorist populations, maintain a strong military and Navy, and maintain DIA and military intelligence organizations.

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   They were afraid that some rogue like George II would get elected to high office in America and then trample on the rights of the citizens, the same way that George III and his British Parliament trampled on the rights of Americans prior to the Revolution.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   I believe in God, and pray to Him daily. I believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten son of God, and his example we should follow. Honesty is the best policy. You should not judge your Father's other servant. I believe in the fellowship of the saints, and generally attend Church weekly. I believe that governments are instituted by God, and that generally we should obey the laws of our government.

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   Moderate

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   I don't believe the labels of nineteenth century British political parties accurately measure the opinions of twenty-first century Americans. I am a Second Amendment Democrat, a right to life Democrat, and I favor equal rights for racial minorities, religious minorities, and women. I support the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution.

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   I would vote to expand our existing programs of Medicare and Medicaid. We should investigate why the American death rate has increased under Obamacare, and whether the program should be amended.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   THe government should provide a stable currency, and should open up educational opportunities to help us keep our technological lead.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   We should abolish the tax code amendments of the past year, because the latest "reform" of the tax code benefits millionaires more than ordinary citizens.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   We should give better educational opportunities to our children and our workers.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   We should reduce and eliminate waste in other sections of the government, so that the debt the government owes the Social Security trust fund is reduced.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   After completing law school, I have been a lawyer for forty two years, all after graduating from Law School, the U.S. NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL, and CLEMSON UNIVERSITY, and having been married and helped raise four sons.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

Rogers:   (Did not answer)
Stepp:   kenneth_stepp@yahoo.com (606) 596-0360; (606) 599-8770, (606) 391-3549

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

Rogers:  
Stepp:  
  Background
Hal Rogers (R)
Kenneth Stepp (D)

Education

  • (None listed.)

Education

  • Clemson University, Clemson SC, B.S., 1968
  • U.S.Naval Postgaraduate School, Monterey, CA, M.S., 1970
  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, GA, J.D., 1976

Vocational & Military Experience

  • (None listed.)

Vocational & Military Experience

  • United States Navy, Lieutenant (junior grade), Five
  • Hawkins, Fitt, Messner & Stepp, Partner, One
  • KENNETH S.STEPP, PSC, Owner, Eleven
  • Stepp, Travis & Nelson, P.A., Managing Shareholder, Twemty

Affiliations (Charitable, educational, religious, or political organizations affiliated with as a leader, member, contributor, or volunteer)

  • (None listed.)

Affiliations (Charitable, educational, religious, or political organizations affiliated with as a leader, member, contributor, or volunteer)

  • KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION, MEMBER
  • FLORIDA BAR ASSOCIATION, MEMBER
  • STATE BAR OF GEORGIA, EMERITUS
  • CLAY COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION, MEMBER
  • MANCHESTER CHRISTIAN CHURCH, MEMBER
  • AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION, MEMBER
  • DESTROYER ESCORT SAILORS ASSOCIATION, MEMBER
  • VIET NAM VETERANS OF AMERICA, MEMBER

Political Offices Held

  • (None listed.)

Political Offices Held

  • (None listed.)

Other Political Offices Sought

  • (None listed.)

Other Political Offices Sought

  • STATE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION, 1990
  • FAMILY COURT JUDGE, 2016