Candidate Profile
Chris Freeland

Republican , Kentucky

Biography

Name
Chris Freeland
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 6
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating*

Conservative Information icon *

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

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union KY (ACU-KY), 2019:  81%, 81% (cum.)

81%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

3
Commonwealth Policy Center, Kentucky Right to Life Association (KRLA), National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF

Others

1
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Reported by Candidate

5
Kentucky Right to Life, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Commonwealth Policy Center, National Rifle Association, Associated General Contractors

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Richard Heath (2017)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
9
Bluegrass Committee (2018), Creating Opportunities, Markets and Enthusiam in Rural Kentucky (2018), GOPAC (2018), John "Bam" Carney (2018), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2018), Richard Heath (2017) and 3 more

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire*

*The questionnaire was received after the deadline and was not considered in the Panel Evaluations and is for additional educational purposes only.
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 can’t think of any circumstance that justifies killing an innocent unborn baby.


Economy

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

Disagree   

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?

I support the penny plan that U.S Senator Rand Paul introduces on a national level. It essentially holds the line on government expenditures across the board. There’s no selective spending cuts and minimizes lobbying by agencies.


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.

Yes   

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

For me, separation means the church and the individual has religious freedom, free from governmental control.


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?

Increasing competition and opportunity, reduce redundant and unnecessary regulations for Heath care and insurance providers.


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.

Agree   

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

Our country was founded on the this belief and we have an established way of becoming a U.S citizen.


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.

Agree   

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

Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I’m a Christian who believes the Bible is the word of God and our guide to live by. My values are considered traditional or “old fashioned” by most. My voting record in the House reflects this and I’m proud of that fact.


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?

Conservative   

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

I’m a member of the Ky House Pro-Life Caucus and have voted for all Pro-Life bills that have been on the House floor. I have Co-Sponsored three of these bills as well. The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce gave me a 100 for my voting record on pro business legislation during the last two sessions. I was also recognized by the American Conservative Union Foundation was my conservative voting record this last session.

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

I would say my twenty five plus years in local radio. It has given me the unique opportunity to be part of so much that goes on in our local community and state. I’ve been able to help and build relationships with countless numbers of civic and religious organizations, local businesses and citizens. My eight years of service as a member of the Benton City Council as well.

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’m thankful for the opportunity to serve and proud to play a small part in protecting our rights and freedoms.


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.

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’m a big supporter of our 2nd Amendment Rights and don’t believe we need any additional restrictions enacted.


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.

Disagree   

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

School and public safety Pro-Life Economic Development

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

I believe the National media and other far left groups are promoting this narrative. It’s important we recognize and work to end any and all forms of racism in society. It’s also important that we recognize when groups use this as a justification to condemn or defund institutions like public safety.


Background

Education
  • Murray State University, Murray, Masters, 1996
  • Murray State University, Murray, Bachelor, 1993
  • Marshall County High School, Benton, Diploma, 1988
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Benton Lions Club, Former President and active member
  • Church of Christ, Member
  • Kentucky Broadcasters Association, Former board member and current member
  • Marshall County Chamber, Member
Offices
  • Benton City Council, Held 2008-2016
  • Ky State Representative, Held 2019—
 

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