Candidate Profile
Richard Treitz

Republican , Kentucky


Richard Treitz
State Rep., Dist. 24

Panel Rating




Freedoms Heritage Forum State/Federal PAC, Kentucky Right to Life Political Action Committee

Reported by Candidate

James Comer, former Agriculture Comm.

Selected Contributions


Rand Paul







Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry into the country.

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.


Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.


Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.


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

Strongly Agree

The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

Free-market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Strongly Agree

Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.


The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Strongly Disagree

Business owners should be required by law to bake cakes, provide flower arrangements, etc., for same-sex weddings, even when these activities would infringe on their sincerely-held religious beliefs.

Strongly Disagree

Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

Physician-assisted suicide should be legal.

Strongly Disagree

The more people live by Judeo-Christian values, the less government is needed.

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

All men have a fallen nature, and therefore people in positions of power need to be restrained. “Let us hear no more folly of trust in men, but bind them down with the chains of the constitution.” – Jefferson

Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

1. God, 2. Constitution, 3. Voters, 4. Congress, 5. Supreme Court.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

ONLY in the case of the LIFE of the mother. ___________ QUESTION #5 above. We definitely need to ensure that voters are properly registered Americans/Kentuckians, and that non-Americans/non-Kentuckians CAN NOT vote. Voting is a Right; photo ID requirements turns a Right into a government granted privilege. This requirement along with the Real-ID Act would become a de facto federal data base of all Americans, complete with personal sensitive biometric information. This would put us all at risk of identity theft, and worse, abuse by authorities – think IRS. “Your papers please!” Other methods exist to ensure voters are who they say they are. We need STIFF PENALTIES for voter fraud, including for election officials who fail to do their jobs.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian – a sinner saved by grace! The Bible is God’s word; the principles therein should govern our lives, and our public policy. “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” Ps. 33:12; “that in all things He [Christ] might have preeminence.” Col. 1:18

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Very Conservative

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

I have not held public office, but I do have a 14 year record of working as a volunteer for conservative values in the legislature. I have read and analyzed bills, and testified before committees. I have fought for pro-life, pro-gun, conservative laws, and against more taxes, spending, debt and big government. Many people in various organizations, as well as members of KY state government, can attest to these facts.

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

Additional comment from candidate:

Responses to specific questions above: #5: see #26 - used block 26 because of insufficient space here 9. Yes, there should be strict constitutional spending limits for state and local governments. Exactly how to accomplish this can be debated. 10. Ultimately the answer is question #11 and #19 – we definitely need belief in Judeo-Christian values widespread throughout our culture. I am not for a populace that is in a drug induced coma. Neither should we have a majority of our inmates imprisoned for minor offences. I’d like to see more evidence, both pro and con, from other states who passed legalization. 12. FALSE! The founders gave us a Republic! See #24.


  • Ballard High School, Louisville, KY, Y, 1973
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, N, 1975
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Friendship Baptist Church, Chair of Finance
  • Friendship Baptist Church, Sunday School Teacher
  • Friendship Baptist Church, Disaster Relief
  • KY Right to Life, member
  • NRA, member
  • Gun Owners of America, member
  • Take Back Kentucky, member
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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