Candidate Profile
Chad Shannon

Republican , Kentucky


Chad Shannon
State Rep., Dist. 87

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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.


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.


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 Agree

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?

As absolute power, corrupts absolutely, our Constitution was designed to maintain a balance that prevents any one branch to gain too much control. Sin is in the nature of mankind that, as we were founded by Christians, the America's Founders carefully defined and separated the Constitution to limit powers.

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- our rights come from God, our creator. Without Him, the other are irrelevant.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Children are God's creations.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was raised Southern Baptist in a family church that only had around 90 members- most of us were cousins. I have been to numerous churches since then because of the frequent moves that go along with being an active duty Marine. I believe that Jesus was sent to die on the cross for our sins. I believe that Christ arose from the grave 3 days later and walked the earth again prior to joining his father in Heaven. Christ is my Lord and Savior. We have a personal relationship.

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.


E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 606-269-9090

Additional comment from candidate:

My name is Chad Shannon and I have been married to my wife, Robin, for almost 11 years. We have two daughters Tenley (9) and Gabby (3). While serving 10 years in the Marines, we missed valuable time together that was spent serving our country. America is a country that I would give my life for to defend. That is why my wife supported me when I felt the call to fight for America once again. If you elect me, you will be electing a true patriot who, although you may not be as conservative as me, will respect your stance and will always listen. In combat, we fought for liberals and conservatives- we fought for all Americans. Please feel free to contact me anytime to discuss your goals for our region. Our economy is our first priority to securing our future!


  • Harvard University, Boston, JFK School of Government, 2015
  • Walden University, Baltimore, Doctorate in Business Administration- Leadership, 2013
  • Bethel University, McKenzie, MBA, 2009
Work & Military
  • Kentucky National Guard, Captain- Engineer Officer, 1
  • United States Marine Corps, Captain- Logistics Officer, 10
  • Harvard University, Emerging Leader
  • Georgetown University, Presidential Classroom
  • Vets Servng Vets, Member
  • NRA, Lifetime Member
  • Boy Scouts of America, Membership Director
  • Leadership Bell County, Board of Director
  • Fist of Fire Boxing, Board of Director
  • Chamber of Commerce, Board of Director
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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