Candidate Profile
Larry Varney

Democrat , Kentucky

Biography

Panel Rating

Liberal
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Endorsements

Liberals

3
Kentucky AFL-CIO, United Auto Workers, United Steelworkers (USW) District 8

Reported by Candidate

2
UAW, AFL-CIO

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.

Agree   

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

Disagree   

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.

Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

In cases of rape, incest, health concerns of the mother and other reasons deemed important to her.


Economy

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

Neutral   

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

Agree   

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

Military


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.

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   

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

Strongly Disagree   

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?

It means that our laws should not be based on what someone's god tells them to do.


Healthcare

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

Neutral   

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

Taxpayer-funded and administrated.


National Security

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

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 Disagree   

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.

Neutral   

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

Anyone who has not committed a serious crime should be allowed.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Agree   


Values

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

Neutral   

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 in being good and kind to each other, regardless of race, sex or politics.


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?

Somewhat Liberal   

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

Read my posts on Facebook - or just give me a call.

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

Previous years as a teacher, worked with farmers and others when I was with the Soil and Water Conservation District. I am running to help our citizens.

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 always do what is best for my neighbors throughout the state. I will listen to the advice of experts in the hopes that we do what is best for all.


Judicial Philosophy

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

Disagree   


Criminal Justice

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

Disagree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

Some types of weapons should not be in the hands of just everyone who wants one. Proper classes should be required, much as we do with driving a car. And, those who have been convicted of violent crimes should not be allowed to own a gun.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Agree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Neutral   

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

Education, agriculture, labor.

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

Racism is a threat to our entire way of life.


Background

Education
  • Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, Bachelor, 1969
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • Supervisor, Campbell County Soil and Water, Held 12
 

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