Candidate Profile
Matthew Wynn

Republican , Kentucky


Matthew Wynn
State Senator, Dist. 29

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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?

I strongly disagree with a woman having an abortion. An abortion is just as elective as a facelift or a “nose job.” However, if an incestual occurs, the woman should have the option to have an abortion.


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


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?

Reduce all non essential personnel positions that have been created by former administrations.

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.

Strongly 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.


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

In my opinion, the separation of church and state is used too often without restrictions and is widely framed. I believe the separation of church and state is to restrict a church or religious organization from receiving an “offering” to contribute to a political party or candidate to further their agenda.


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


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

No response.

National Security

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

Strongly Agree   


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?

Anyone who is willing to give up their way of life and go through the legal process of becoming a citizen, should be allowed to do so.


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.



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.


Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a born again Christian. I believe that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life and ultimately gave his life freely on the cross at Calvary, was resurrected and lives today so that we can have eternal life with him in Heaven!


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.

My voting record as a conservative in state and national elections.

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

My experiences in the Marine Corps and Army’s leadership programs and real world operations during combat and other operations have prepared me to lead under any circumstances.

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


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

I pledge to the people that I will not support any legislation to raise taxes and to conduct myself in the most honorable way possible!

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?


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

There’s plenty of restrictions now. Enforce the existing laws and there’s no need for further restrictions.

Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly 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?

1. Strengthening child welfare laws. 2. Improve the family court system ensuring each county has a family court judge as already stated in the Kentucky Constitution. 3. Strengthening our second amendment by eliminating certain gun free zones.

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

Yes! As long as division is taught at home, domestic security will be an issue.


  • St. Catharines College, Springfield, N/A, 1997
Work & Military
  • United States Marine Corps, Corporal, 4
  • Army National Guard, Sergeant, 4
  • Harlan County Veterans Organization, Founder
  • Kildav Community Church, Member
  • Harlan Little League, Board of directors
  • GoforthForKy campaign, Team member
  • Harlan County Republican Party, Committee member
  • Yocum Creek Volunteer Fire Dept., Member
  • None
  • Magistrate/Harlan County, Sought 2010

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