Candidate Profile
Shawn Thatcher

Republican , Kentucky


Shawn Thatcher
State Rep., Dist. 91

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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?

Harm to the mother, rape and incest.


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?

I would reduce any money set aside for the health and well being of illegal immigrants. From my understanding the US spends millions of dollars each year on non-residents. I would also reduce spending on policing the world. We are not the worlds police. I believe we spend too much money on foreign conflicts.

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.


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


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

No Answer   

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

I believe in a strict separation of church and state.


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?

I do not support a government funded healthcare plan.

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?

I believe anyone can immigrate as long as are willing to assimilate to the American way of life and contribute to our society without being a financial burden.


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


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.

Christian values, life and let live, do unto others as you would have them do unto you.


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?


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

(Did not answer)

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

I am a small business owner, entrepreneur. My economic background. I know to how to create jobs. I have many life experiences.

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 grew up in rural Eastern Kentucky. My family were coal miners. I grew up poor and I have built myself into a business owner. I feel like my life experiences have compelled me to get involved in government to help the blue collar workers.

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?


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.


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?

Create tourism and infrastructure Criminal reform Religious freedom

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

No, I do not believe it is even a issue.


  • Breathitt High School, Jackson, 1995
  • Universal Technical Inst, Phoenix, 1995
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Demolay, Senior Advisor
  • Breathitt County Rep Party, Chairman
  • Freemason, Secretary
  • Breathitt-Jackson Champer of Commerce, Vice-Chairman
  • Breathitt Regional Detension Center, Advisory Board Member
  • Breathitt County Court Clerk, Sought 2016
  • Breathitt County Court clerk, Sought 2018

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