Candidate Profile
Rob Conn

Republican , Kentucky

Biography

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative

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?

In instances of rape, incest, and in extreme instances where the mother is in danger of dying by delivering.


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?

All expenditures need to be closely examined to eliminate wasteful or unnecessary spending without disruption of services.


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 Disagree   

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.

Neutral   

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

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?

The government can’t mandate what religion one has to follow.


Healthcare

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

Disagree   

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

Price of service and prescriptions should be regulated to ensure pharmaceutical companies and others aren’t overpricing which would save insurance companies, Medicaid, etc money which would in turn lower prices for companies and individuals.


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?

All law abiding, documented, individuals who have went through the proper steps and only after being cleared after proper vetting has been completed.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

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.

Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that to be saved you repent, ask God for forgiveness and be baptized in the Holy Spirit. I am imperfect man who has been saved and my actions and beliefs are centered on serving and glorifying God in everything I do.


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.

My stance on all issues reflects that I am a Christian conservative. Please visit robconnforky.com to see more.

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

I have twenty-three years experience in law enforcement, which gives me unique experience in the practical application of laws. I spent seven years in our Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations unit which was tasked with middle to upper drug investigations and public corruption cases in the Commonwealth. I saw first hand and fought the devastation that drugs have caused to our region and state. I know the importance that enforcement and rehabilitation to those involved plays a vital role in stopping this epidemic. I also know how important it is to block any attempt at the establishment of sanctuary cities for illegal immigration. These laws prohibit Local agencies from contacting State and Federal Agencies in seeking cooperation in investigations. This in addition to ignoring state and federal laws puts a strain on these agencies who might not have the resources necessary to investigate crimes in their district. Immigration should be encouraged if done so legally.

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?

I am a Christian, father, husband, son, your neighbor, I am not a politician. I have grown disgusted with career politicians who have become more self serving instead of serving the public that elected them. Most of them don’t know the struggle that the rest of face daily earning a living, raising our children, or ensuring the safety of our family and property. I know these things and have dedicated my life to service above self. It’s time for us to have a true voice in our state from people who haven’t, nor will make politics as our career. Thank you, Rob Conn Republican Candidate for State Representative 70th District


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?

I am a complete supporter of the constitution in it’s entirety. It is a right to keep and bear arms. The only restrictions should be on felons, domestic violence perpetrators, and the mentally ill.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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. Cuts to unnecessary spending by state government. 2. Requiring fully funding pension requirements. 3. Term limits for legislators 4. No pension for legislators or moving them to the same plan as other state employees.

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

No. The threat to security comes from open borders and allowing illegal, undocumented, improperly vetted individuals to enter and remain in the US.


Background

Education
  • Fleming County High School, Flemingsburg, Yes, 1991
  • Morehead State University, Morehead, No
Work & Military
  • Kentucky State Police, Trooper, 1995-2004
  • Kentucky State Police, Sergeant, 2004-2017
  • Fleming County Sheriff’s Department, SRO/Deputy, 2018-2018
  • Hypac, Powder Coating Specialist, 2018-Present
Affiliations
  • Fleming County Little League, Coach/Board Member
  • Fleming County Youth Football, Coach
  • 581 Masonic Lodge, Member
  • Elizaville Christian Church, Member/Deacon
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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