Candidate Profile
Linda Thompson

Republican , Kentucky

Biography

Panel Rating*

Conservative *

*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Endorsements*

*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.

Conservatives

1
*Kentucky Right to Life Association (KRLA)

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
4
Daniel Cameron (2019), Garland Andy Barr (2018), Michael G. Adams (2019), Mike Harmon (2019)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Under no circumstances


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree   

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree   

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

Entitlement


Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree   

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  After the voter guide was published, candidate notified iVoterGuide that the intended answer to this survey question should have been ‘Agree.’

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

Yes   

What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

This is a paraphrase of Thomas Jefferson in expressing an understanding of the establishment clause and free exercise. It does not mean a separation of morality from lawmaking or a separation of religiously formed opinion from the lawmaker. It means government must maintain a position of neutrality toward religion.


Healthcare

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

It is not the responsibility of government to provide health insurance for all. I am in favor of private insurance and where applicable public / private partnership. I am strongly against government managed health care. I am strongly against universal health care single payer system.


National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree   


Immigration

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree   

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Strongly Agree   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

Those who respect the constitution of the United States and the rule of law. Immigrants that go through the proper protocol as determined by immigration laws of the United States. Those with a history of terrorism should not be allowed


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a born again Christian. I believe there is no other way by which men can be saved but the shed blood of Jesus . I believe in the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit. I believe the Bible is inspired by God and is the infallible word of God. I believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit. I believe in a literal heaven and hell. I believe in the resurrection of the dead. I believe in the rapture of the church. I believe in the return of Jesus Christ.


Qualifications

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Very Conservative   

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

As of yet, I don’t have a public voting record to validate my conservative position. I am a fiscal and social conservative. It is my desire to preserve the political philosophy and rules of government as laid out in the constitution. I embrace free market capitalism and individual freedom. I believe it’s imperative to preserve traditional morality as is articulated in the Bible. I believe America is exceptional. Taxes should be lower and government smaller. Debt and deficits put us in peril and whenever possible budgets should be balanced.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I am a 32 year successful small business owner. For many years, I have had on-going public discourse with the voters of my district through the platform of my hair salon. I am well acquainted with their concerns and ready to go to work as their representative in the Kentucky Senate. My legislative experience includes helping develop and pass legislation in the 2019 General Assembly making Kentucky the 26th State to pass anti-BDS legislation. I am an activist on behalf of pro life and pro family public policy. I have served 10 years in leadership as City Director and 6th District Congressional Liaison with the largest pro Israel organization in America, Christians United for Israel. I lead the Kentucky delegation on Capitol Hill. I recently completed a four year term on the Kentucky Tourism Financial Authority Board. KTDFA approved half a billion dollars of tourism expansion in Kentucky.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

No

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

As Kentucky State Senator, I will work every day to put Kentucky first. I am a Trump Republican and small business owner with the experience we need to stand strong in Frankfort. I believe we can transform our state through free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, and traditional American values. My platform is “Defend Life...Protect Our Rights... Promote Fiscal Responsibility.” I humbly ask for your vote on June 23.


Judicial Philosophy

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

Strongly Disagree   


Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

None


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

Fiscal responsibility Pension reform and funding Tax reform

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

Absolutely. Racism is a national security issue. There is a growing threat of white supremacist and racism motivated domestic terrorism. In recent years right wing anti-government groups have carried out more domestic violence than foreign groups.


Background

Education
  • Glasgow High School, Glasgow KY, Thru gr 11, 1969
  • GED, Frankfort Ky, Yes
  • Glasgow School of Cosmetology, Glasgow KY, Yes, 1972
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Christians United for Israel, City Director/ 6th District Congressional Liaison
  • Franklin Co Republican Women, President 2 terms -currently Vice President
  • First Assembly of God Frankfort KY, Adult Sunday School teacher. Care Ministry Leader
  • Franklin County Republican Party, Active member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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