Candidate Profile
Jason Petrie

Republican , Kentucky


Jason Petrie
State Rep., Dist. 16

Panel Rating




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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.

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.

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.


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.


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.


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?

Human nature tends to pursue selfish interests, and political history is replete with such pursuits through "government" action at the expense of citizens. The Founders defined, limited and separated the powers in the Constitution so that the collective tendencies of each governmental body could not overpower the other and so each would be dependent partially on the other, thereby weakening the power of government against citizens.

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, Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I am unaware of any circumstances under which an abortion should be allowed. Rape, incest and risk of mother's life each present difficult and heart-wrenching emotional situations which are nearly without equal. However, my most examined thoughts and beliefs compel me to assert that a person exists at conception. A life at any stage is entitled to the rights and protections afforded by the Constitution. An unborn life is innocent of wrongdoing, and as such warrants protection under all circumstances.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My spiritual beliefs and values align mostly with Christians in the Southern Baptist denomination. I am a born-again Christian who struggles daily but also works to become a better disciple.

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.

My publicly available track record includes without limitation over twenty years of marriage, nearly eighteen years of practicing law, nearly fourteen years as a father, my life-long interactions with people, and my reputation.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. and 270-265-3163

Additional comment from candidate:

I want to serve the people of Logan, Todd and Warren counties as their state representative, and do so with integrity and commitment. Our Commonwealth has suffered for decades from failed liberal priorities and policies. Kentuckians have suffered the effects of the failures in their finances, education, health, services and the lack of trust in their legislative representatives. As state representative I will put Kentuckians first and put government to work for the people.



  • The Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, OH, JD, 1998
  • Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, MA, 1995
  • Berea College, Berea, KY, BA, 1993

Work & Military

  • Law Office of Jason Kelly Petrie, Attorney, 17
  • Commonwealth Attorney for Logan & Todd Counties, Attorney and Victim Advocate, 1


  • Elkton Baptist Church, Family Church
  • The Family Foundation of Kentucky, Contributor/Volunteer
  • Commonwealth Policy Center, Contributor/Volunteer
  • Todd County Republicans, Contributor/Volunteer
  • Todd County Community Alliance, Volunteer Attorney
  • Elkton Die Casting Technical & Community Center, I, Volunteer Attorney
  • Silver Triangle Main Street Corp (Non-Profit), Volunteer Attorney
  • Helping Hands Health Clinic, Past President


  • State Representative (16th District), Sought 2014

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