KY Liberty Caucus Candidates for 2022 Elections

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Dr. Rand Paul

US Senator
2-time Incumbent Senator Rand Paul will be running against Socialist Former State Rep Charles Booker.

David Sharp

US House Rep KY-1
Veteran David Sharp is primary-ing James Comer. He has committed to joining the US House Freedom Caucus.
(Western KY)

Chris Henning

US House Rep KY-2
Veteran Chris Henning is primary-ing Brett Guthrie. He has committed to joining the US House Freedom Caucus.
(South Central KY)

Rhonda Palazzo

US House Rep KY-3
Businesswoman Rhonda Palazzo is running for John Yarmuth's open seat. She has committed to joining the US House Freedom Caucus.

Claire Wirth

US House Rep KY-4
Builder Claire Wirth is primary-ing Thomas Massie.
(North Central Kentucky)

Thomas Massie

US House Rep KY-4
5-time Incumbent Thomas Massie is facing a primary challenge from Claire Wirth.
(North Central Kentucky)


Aaron Reed

KY State Senate 20
Business owner and Navy SEAL Aaron Reed is running for Paul Hornback's open seat.
(Carroll, Henry, Jefferson (Part), Shelby, Trimble)

Andrew Cooperrider

KY State Senate 12
Businessman Andrew Cooperrider is running to fill Alice Forgy Kerr's open seat.
(Fayette (Part))

Lindsey Tichenor

KY State Senate 26
Businesswoman Lindsey Tichenor is running against Democrat incumbent Karen Berg.
(Jefferson (part), Oldham)

Allen Maricle

KY State Senate 38
Former State Rep Allen Maricle is primary-ing Michael Nemes.
(Bullitt, Jefferson (part))

Savannah Maddox

KY State House Rep 61; KY Governor 2023*
Incumbent Savannah Maddox is exploring a run for KY Governor in 2023 against Andy Beshear. She is currently KY State House Rep 61 (Boone (Part), Grant, Kenton (Part), Scott (Part)).

Felicia Rabourn

KY State House Rep 47
1-term Incumbent Felicia Rabourn is running for re-election.
(Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Trimble)

Tony Wheatley

KY House Rep 55
Businessman Tony Wheatley is primary-ing Kim King.
(Jessamine (Part), Mercer, Washington)

Jacob Clark

KY State House Rep 18
Pastor and Investor Jacob Clark is primary-ing Samara Heavrin.
(Grayson, Hardin (Part))

Steve Rawlings

KY House Rep 66
Businessman Steve Rawlings is primary-ing Ed Massey.
(Boone (Part))

John Hodgson

KY State House Rep 36
Former Bevin staffer John Hodgson is running for Jerry Miller's open seat.
(Jefferson (Part), Oldham (Part))

Sylvia Mond

KY State Rep 46
Grandmother Sylvia Mond is running against Democrat incumbent Al Gentry.
(Jefferson (Part))

Rhonda Allen

KY State House Rep 53
Grandmother Rhonda Allen is primary-ing James Tipton.
(Anderson, Bullitt (Part), Spencer)

Candy Massaroni

KY House Rep 17
Veteran Candy Massaroni is primary-ing Chad McCoy.

Chartrael Hall

Louisville Mayor
Chartrael Hall is running against Bill Dieruf in the primary.

Bob DeVore

Louisville Metro Clerk
Bob DeVore, former McCreary County School Board member, is primary-ing Bobby Holdsclaw.

Mike Parsell

Louisville Metro Council 17
23 Year Ford/UAW Employee Mike Parsell is running against Dem. incumbent Markus Winkler.
(Eastern Jefferson)

Denise Watts-Wilson

Oldham Co. School Board 4
Author and Pastor Denise Watts-Wilson is running for Oldham County School Board.


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We are Unwavering Guardians of Liberty

We Believe in America! We Fight to Preserve American Exceptionalism Against Radical Marxism & Managed Decline and Exploitation by Internationalist Elites
We Proudly & Unapologetically Promote These Core Values:
Faith | Family | Freedom | Fairness

We are Only Beginning,
Great Things are Ahead as
We Fight to Save America!

Our Platform & Philosophy of Governance Summary

These Concepts Promote LIMITED Government (3 Ls):
Law & Order | Less Bureaucracy & Government Intervention | Lower Taxes

We Proudly Promote Our Shared Values (4 Fs):
Faith | Family | Freedom | Fairness

Current Issues of Elevated Urgency (Hot Buttons: 4 Ss):
Safe Street | Secure Elections & Borders | Spending Sanity | School Choice

*Disclaimer: The specific policy proposals detailed below are embraced by the majority of our candidates. However, not every policy is relevant to every office (Local, State, Federal), and not every candidate supports every proposal, Check the candidate's website. Approach this from a place of: ``On which points do we share common ground, and how can we work together there for positive change?``

America's Foundational Vision of Limited Government

The Decl. of Independence & Bill of Rights include profound insights into Government.
These insights are the core of what is now commonly called ``Classical Liberalism.``
Just Governments are Formed to Secure Citizen Rights

(1) Every person has certain Rights, granted directly by God.
(2) NO entity should be permitted to violate those (inalienable) rights in a society.
(3) Among these Rights (non-exhaustive) are:

  • Life
  • Liberty (including but not limited to):
    • Freedom of Conscience/Religious Exercise
    • Speech
    • (Investigative) Press
    • Association and Assembly
    • Petition and Protest
    • Armed Self-defense
  • Free Enterprise
  • Possession of Property
  • Freedom from Overt Government Tyranny
    • Quartering Troops
    • Unreasonable Search & Seizure
    • Lack of Due Process
    • Lack of Peer Jury Trial

Just Governments are Formed by Consent of the Governed to Secure Rights

The defining characteristic of any Government is NOT MAKING Laws (anyone can make up rules), it is the Monopoly on Force it has to ENFORCE Laws.
Government is any entity with the intent & ability (Power) to make people follow its rules.
(4) The APPROPRIATE role of Government (the reason it is constituted) is to use its Just Power to secure citizens’ inalienable rights (1,2,3).
(5) When that Power (Monopoly on Force) is granted with free Consent of the Governed, it is Just.
When it is exercised without the free consent of the governed, it is unjust.

Unjust, or Failed, Governments Must be Changed (hopefully non-violently)

Governments can fail the people in two ways. They can be:
(a) Incapable, Unresponsive, or Unwilling to secure citizen rights (Impotent)
(b) Actively violate those rights without recourse (Tyranny / Despotism)

The Danger of a Human Government (any entity with a Monopoly on Force) unable or unwilling to use its Power to protect citizens from violations of their rights or without Strong Limits on its own capacity for Tyranny is Self-Evident.

These Concepts Promote LIMITED Government (3 Ls)

Law & Order for Equal Protection of Our Rights Under the Law
Less Bureaucracy & Government Intervention
Lower Taxes Generally, esp for Small Businesses & Middle/Low Incomes

Law & Order
Equal Protection of Our Rights Under the Law

A Government that can’t, or won’t, secure our rights (impotence), or itself chooses to violate them (authoritarianism/ despotism/ tyranny) is absolutely intolerable.
(1) A strong (defensive-oriented & efficient) military, and FUNDING THE POLICE with well-trained, community-responsive policing are the core purpose of Government.

(2) Every law a Government considers should be viewed through a critical/ skeptical lens:
(a) Does this fit clearly within the Government’s Constitutionally defined role.
(b) How does this impact citizen rights?
(a) Is it appropriate / just to enFORCE citizen compliance with this “at the barrel of a gun”? – While perhaps overly dramatic, compliance is almost always obtained through FORCE (even if it is usually implicit, or merely threatened).

(3) Opposed to Democrat Party views throughout American history (from Slavery, to “Jim Crow,” to “Affirmative Action”), Government/ Law/ Police/ Military should NOT be in the business of discriminating on the basis of religion, race, or sex nor weaponized for biased political, social, or personal persecution: Equal Protection Under the Law.

Less Bureaucracy & Regulation of Our Lives

(1) The private sector handles nearly every activity in life more efficiently than the Government (UPS vs USPS). Even “popular” Government programs (Medicare, postal system, roads…) run at a massive loss, or are Ponzi schemes, driving them rapidly toward insolvency. The popularity of Government programs rests on people charging their “Free Lunch” to their grandchildren’s credit card.

(2) The Government is not our Mother, and should never try to be our Nanny. When Government provides private sector social services it destroys private charity & community involvement. Those community issues instead become the Government’s responsibility. This leads to Entitlement, Waste, Exploitation, Fraud, and Dependency… and seizes the rightful domain of Voluntary Community & Church engagement.

(3) Central Planning leads to Dictatorship. When Government gets involved in social engineering (regulating the choices that people make), Economic (livelihood) / Police / Military force eventually are turned against the “unenlightened” dissenters. Taken beyond just the most basic of incentive structures, “The Carrot & The Stick” are the tools of authoritarians who see people as livestock, not free citizens.

Lower Taxes Generally,
esp. Small Business & Middle/Lower Income

(1) What is MY “fair share” of what
YOU earned through your hard work?

(2) Individuals can spend their OWN money
far better than Incompetent Bureaucrats.

(3) Money is an incentive to work, so
Taking Money Away is a Work Disincentive.
Higher Taxes => Less Overall Economic Activity.
(4) Biz taxes are often counter-productive:
Passed on as consumer taxes (Inflation)
Less profit => Less Attractive for Biz, Fewer Jobs.

(5) The Power to Tax is the Power to Destroy.
Government should encourage fair, anti-
monopolistic competition. It should NOT
determine economic Winners & Losers.

When it does, we get Cronyism: Corporate Lobbying & Big Government merges.

While America should be pro-free enterprise:
Contrary to Supreme Court precedent, Corporations, (Non-profit) NGOs, and Political Action Committees ARE NOT PEOPLE, and should not be treated as such. Like many other pressing issues, Corporate rights are not specified in the Constitution and should be determined via legislative process, not Judicial Fiat.

We Proudly Promote Our Shared Values (4 Fs)

Faith (Freedom of Conscience & Expression; Affirming our Christian Moral Foundation)
Family (Pro-Life, Pro-Abortion, Pro-Marriage)
Freedom (No Emergency Suspends Our Constitutional Rights)
Fairness (Election Integrity, Fair Trade & Economic Policy, De-Politicizing ``Justice``)

Current Issues of Elevated Urgency (Hot Buttons: 4 Ss)

Safe Streets
Secure Elections & Borders
Spending Responsibly on Sane Priorities (Deflationary Policy)
School Choice (Eliminate All Marxist Influence)


People of Faith have every bit the right to engage with government & political processes, and advocate for their values, that any other group of people has.

Absolute Freedom of Conscience & Non-Violent Religious Expression:
*Prohibition on Military, Government, Employer & Business Interference with Beliefs:
-No ideological, or political purges! No government funded ideological training or personnel (incl. DEI).
-No Religious Vaccine Exemptions Denials… At minimum, retroactive Honorable Discharges.
-No Private Social Media Platform Censorship of religious expression, codified in the Communication Decency Act, Section 230.


Pro-Life & Adoption, Not Abortion: Abortion kills a human being.
*We will promote the 2022 Pro-life KY Constitutional Amendment, assuring that the judiciary will not stop implementation of existing trigger laws, in the event the Supreme Court restores power to the states.
*Enhanced Adoption/Foster Family Stipends.

Remove Marriage Disincentives from all Social (welfare) Programs. End marriage to the state: return parents (mostly fathers) to homes.
*Support (up to 4, for each financially responsible parent) Child Tax Credits.
*Strict Enforcement of Child Support Delinquency Laws.

Sexual abuse can destroy young women and their likelihood of forming relationships & families:
*Enhanced Funding for Rape Kit Processing.
*Support sentencing enhancements for non-statutory rape: Without condom; Forcible impregnation.


No “Emergency” Should EVER Take Precedence over Constitutional Rights.

2nd Amendment Sanctuary: No Law Enforcement Personnel in KY Shall be Permitted to Aid Enforcement of Any Federal Firearm Law or Regulation More Restrictive than current (2021) Federal Law. (BR171)

Consider polices prohibiting:
*Termination of employees for off job 1st Amendment protected speech (cancel culture)
*Denial of financial services for ANY reason other than return on investment (financial blacklisting & redlining).


We must have true Equal Protection Under the Law: No Political Bias or Weaponization of Military, Law Enforcement or Justice Department. Prosecutorial discretion must be legally reigned in, through charging and sentencing standards, and a-political review committees.

Government should never be in the discrimination business: Ban differential policies, hiring, education, or training on the basis of race, religion, or sex (eg. DEI, CRT) by those receiving any public funds (incl. government contractors).

We champion the American Worker, we must make things and restore dignity of work in America!
*Buy American and “Buy Bluegrass” Policies. KY Proud and “KY Crafted” tax incentives.
*Federal Fair Trade deals (no dumping, IP theft, currency manipulation, etc.).
*We are not Anti-Success. However, we must Close Tax Loopholes favoring the rich & powerful, like (Hedge Fund) Carried Interest.
*Keep estate tax moratorium for greater of 1st $1M per child, or $3M per estate.
*Tech and Financial Monopolies must be broken up, to promote real market competition.

Safe Streets

FUND THE POLICE: Promote and support well-funded, well-trained & community-cooperative policing (incl. outreach & youth programs).

The only way to stop a determined bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun:
*Strengthen Stand Your Ground, Castle, and Self-Defense Laws.
*Promote Firearm Safety Training.
*Consider limits to “Gun Free Zones”, incl. many private businesses.

Secure Elections &
Secure Federal Borders

EASY to in-Person Vote, HARD to Cheat:
*Must show government-issued photo Voter ID (no more school IDs) for ALL ballots. Extend that requirement (copy of Photo ID) with verified excuse Mail-ins.
*No Internet Connectivity of Voting Machines.
*Human Auditable Paper Ballots.

We are NOT Anti-immigrant (most share our values). We are PRO-Controlled, Merit-based Immigration targeting needed skills (not for cheap labor/wage depression, or demographics):
*Finish the Wall.
*Re-instate Remain in Mexico.
*Enforce deportation for Visa overstays for people with non-critical skills.
*Public burden-exclusionary & Merit-based immigration, with 1-nuclear family limit on chain migration.

Spending Responsibly on Sane Priorities

(Stop Biden-flation)

There is no such thing as a Free Lunch, someone always pays. All too often, esp. for the most popular (and debt-expanding) government programs, it is our grandchildren’s credit card that we are charging :
*Statutory controls on Quantitative Easing & Money Printing.
*Push for Balanced Budgets.
*Promote local production & supply chains (eg Prime Act & Farmers Co-ops).

School Choice

(Eliminate All Marxist Influence)

Children do not belong to the state, and PARENTS MUST BE EMPOWERED to shape their children’s upbringing & education.

We embrace a PARENTAL BILL OF RIGHTS to counteract the corrosive, institutional Marxist Insanity in our educational system.
Parents have a right to:
*SAFETY: Know their children are physically safe when sent to school, through adequate law enforcement & security.
*TRANSPARENCY: Proactively know what their children are being taught, through mandatory posting of all lesson plans at least 1 week ahead of time on the school’s website. In-person Public Comment periods should be mandatory for all School Board meetings.
*NON-INDOCTRINATION: Not have their children Indoctrinated in, or even willfully exposed, in Gender Fluidity, Marxism, Sexuality (prior to high school), or Race & Sex Discrimination in Public Ed (BR 69). This prohibition should extend to library resources.
*SCHOOL CHOICE: Within a School District, experienced teachers should be required to teach in significantly under-performing schools (rather than this being teacher discretion). Parents should have good educational options WITHIN THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES. Also, educational Money Should Follow the Child, including to home- and private schools (discussed below).

We must Empower Legislators to finally fix & elevate the KY educational system, so there are no more excuses.
We support True “Money Follows the Child” School Choice: Public education revenue should go wherever Parents choose to educate their kids.
*Permanent funding of legal Charter Schools.
*Educational cost reimbursement via HB 563 (2021) Tax Credit matching.
*KY Constitutional Amendment removing Section 189, which prohibits governmental education funds going to religious schools. Give legislators ALL options for improving our schools, including competition.
*Consider the dissolution of the Federal Department of Education, returning control of public education to each state, consistent with US Constitutional Amendment 10.

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We must start building an ALTERNATIVE COMMUNITY:
A “city on a hill” that is separate from, and superior to, the current one
that is controlled, at nearly every turn, by our powerful ideological foes.

To control language & information is to control thought:

(1) We must control our ability to speak and associate freely, instead of being confined to a MATRIX of censorious, left-wing communication echo chambers (FAKE NEWS, REGIME MEDIA, HOLLYWOOD, BIG TECH).
(2) We must supporting our own content producers & generate more high-quality, high-production value content to out-compete NYT, WaPo, Hollywood, Netflix, Amazon, NBC… in the marketplace of ideas.

Build Up Conservative Social Institutions

Stop Financially Supporting Businesses that
Actively Advocate Against your Values

(3) Temporary Boycotts without media pressure are pointless. Be thoughtful with your purchases, even if it is (almost always) a lesser of two evils decision. Cut companies that advocate against your values out of your life completely. BLACKLIST them and form new purchasing habits. Build up local, small businesses, and religiously grounded, liberty-minded corporations.

(4) Build up and strengthen existing conservative social institutions, infrastructure, groups, and advocacy networks in your world.

ESCAPE Coalition

Enabling School Choice & Alternative-ed for Parental Empowerment

“Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction.” – Reagan
“Only a fool would allow his enemy to educate his children.” – Malcolm X

Nothing has been more destructive to the long-term prospects of liberty than Marxist infiltration, control of, and indoctrination within our educational system (esp. higher ed & teacher colleges). Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction.

ESCAPE is a Coalition of Education Activism Groups, Concerned Parents, and Community Leaders have begun several initiatives to address Kentucky’s Educational System. Beyond legislative actions, these groups have been working to facilitate K-12 homeschooling and helping to start Christian Schools.

Take this ESCAPE Coalition Parent Survey about your interest in School Choice and Alternative Education. Then, print out and popularize this flier to other concerned parents and grandparents (eg hand them out in a blitz at school events, after-school pick-up lines, etc.).




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Recruit More Activists

A fantastic way to build our movement is through collecting contacts for like-minded people and then putting them together with existing groups and resources. Let your friends and social media contacts know about the broader liberty activist network out there.
ISSUE AND LOCATION TARGETED PETITIONS that you then promote on Social Media are a great way to easily and cheaply collect those contacts and build our networks.

Re-Focus Teacher Unions

Educate Teachers on Availability of Affordable, A-political Unions

The largest national Teacher Unions (AFT; NEA/NFT) have become among the largest and most influential financiers of left-wing political candidates and opponents to School Choice. Not to mention, they have been major proponents of their members indoctrinating children in to radical Marxist ideology.
Try handing this flier out at, or taping to the door of, the teachers’ entrances at schools one or two days every week.