Candidate Profile
Joseph M. Fischer

Republican , Kentucky


Joseph M. Fischer
State Rep., Dist. 68

Panel Rating



Conservative Organizations

National Federation of Independent Business KY (NFIB KY), 2013-14:  100%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2015:  88%, 89%
Club for Growth KY, 2011-12:  86%



Selected Contributions


Addia Wuchner, Mitch McConnell, State Republican Party Organizations
Addia Wuchner, Associated Builders and Contractors, Bluegrass Committee, Diane St. Onge, Family First PAC, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, National Rifle Association







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.

Strongly Disagree

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.

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

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.

Strongly Agree

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?

Man's propensity to seek control power and control over the lives, liberties and properety of others

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.

God, Constitution, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

If abortion is defined as the direct killing of the unborn child, then there are no circumstances that abortion, so defined, should be allowed. The indirect death of an innocent unborn child resulting from an attempt to save the life of a mother is not an abortion, by definition.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

As a Catholic, I affirm the beliefs contained in the Nicene Creed, the inerrant truth of the Holy Bible, Sacred Tradition and the Magisterial Teaching of the Church. I further value, protect and defend all innocent human life from conception to natural death, our precious liberties, private property rights, the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman and the primacy of the traditional family in our society.

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 am the primary author or cosponsor of virtually every pro-life, pro-family and property rights bill filed in the Kentucky House of Representatives during the past 18 years. I refer you to the KY LRC website,, for more specifice information. I encourage you to research all the bills filed under my name during the past 18 years.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. and 859-781-6965

Additional comment from candidate:

Thank you for your work in defense of America's families.


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnat, OH, Law, 1980
  • Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA, B.A. Economics, 1976
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • KY Right to Life, Member
  • NKY Right to Life, Member
  • KY State Representative, Held 18
  • Ft. Thomas City Council, Held 11

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