Candidate Profile
James Buckmaster

Republican , Kentucky


James Buckmaster
State Rep., Dist. 11

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative



Kentucky Right to Life Political Action Committee

Selected Contributions


Rick Santorum







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.


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 tends to want to control others. many in positions of power over the history of mankind never seem to have enough control over their fellow man.

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, Voter, Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Immediate and severe threat to the mother. Where it is a choice between the mothers life and the baby's. I consider that a decision of equivalence. I can think of several mothers who chose to forgo chemotherapy until after the child was born.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was created in God's image to love Him and obey Him and bring others to heaven. I believe our work should be our prayer therefore it should be our very best! We should always deal with people in a loving way and look for ways to lead them to Christ because we are constantly in HIs presence.

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.

Every time I have been a candidate: I was endorsed by the NRA I was endorsed and recommended by Kentucky Right to Life Recommended each time by The American Family Foundation/ Kentucky

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

Additional comment from candidate:

I have 8 children. Married 34 years to my wife Marcia Family Practice physician for almost 30 years and for the last 20 years I own and operate the Corpus Christi Clinic.We apply open market forces to our medical care. Providing excellent, convenient care, at an affordable price to all, without any government assistance. It's a clinic for the working poor in our community. It is a way give my work back to God.


  • Henderson County High School, Hendrson,Ky, 1976
  • Brescia University, Owensboro,Ky, BS, 1980
  • UK college of Medicine, Lexington,Ky, M.D., 1984
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Marsha's Place Crisis Pregnancy Center, Board Member 1993- 1996
  • Christian Impact Ministries, Treating Physician 1995-2000
  • Knights of Columbus, 1993-present
  • US Senator Kentucky, Sought 2010
  • US house of Representative, Sought 2012

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