Candidate Profile
Melinda Gibbons Prunty

Republican , Kentucky


Melinda Gibbons Prunty
State Rep., Dist. 15

Panel Rating

Not Evaluated


Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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?

Greed and power

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 Voters Constitution Supreme Court Congress

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

None Two wrongs don't make a right in the cases of rape and incest and those are extremely rare; why add the guilt of killing a baby to the emotional trauma already suffered by the woman? Adoption is an option. Why kill late term babies when they can be born alive? There are so many couples who want to adopt in the US who have to go to foreign countries.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Christian Conservative

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


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

--I have participated in "40 Days for Life" --I am a member of the National Right to Life & financially support our local pregnancy crisis center, Pathway of Hope --I am a member of the NRA --My husband and I sent 2 of our children to a private Christian School during the KERA days in KY. --I purchased a small hand gun in the past few years when I never thought I would own a gun; don't tell me I can't have one; that infringes on my freedom as an American citizen. --I believe in job security (my dad was a union pipefitter) but I also strongly believe in peer accountability---I turned someone into a professional board who wasn't practicing according to the laws and ethics I was taught in school; several in the field asked "I wonder who turned him in?" I raised my hand and said, "I did; wouldn't you have?"

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

Additional comment from candidate:

I strongly believe that if we do not get our moral house in order we have nothing. I am very concerned about what we are leaving to our children and grandchildren. Question #12---we are a republic, not a pure democracy is the reason I said "disagree"



  • St. Meinrad School of Theology, St. Meinrad, IN, MTS, 2010
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, BHS, 1979
  • Paul G. Blazer High School, Ashland, KY, HS Diploma, 1975

Work & Military

  • Diocese of Owensboro, Director Office for Youth Ministry, 19
  • Muhlenberg Community Hospital Home Health, Contract Physical Therapist, 10
  • Jennie Stuart Hospital, Staff Physical Therapist, 2
  • St. Francis Hospital, Staff Physical Therapist, 2


  • Diocese of Owensboro, Volunteer
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church, Coordinator of Youth Ministry
  • Off Campus Ministries, Member
  • American Heart Association, Member
  • Camp MARC Board, Member
  • Muhlenberg County Children's Fund, Volunteer
  • Republican Party of Muhlenberg County, Vice-Chair
  • Gasper River Catholic Youth Camp & Retreat Center, Board Member, Ex-officio


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