Kentucky House District 79 | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Kentucky House District 79

In the 79th House district, Democratic incumbent Susan Westrom is being challenged by Republican Jon Larson. 

The district covers a portion of Fayette County.

Thanks to Larson for responding to the KFTC candidate survey.

Jon Larson

Political party: Republican

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Question 1:

What’s your vision for Kentucky? How will the lives of Kentuckians be improved as a result of your time in office? What legislative committees will you request to serve on once elected? 

entucky has been notorious for civic corruption, and now we are a divided people. Historically, we spent our blood to maintain union. As your representative for the poor and downtrodden, I ask for a peaceful accommodation of all viewpoints. I am a proud Republican, with no serious hopes for financial gain from this office, at my age. All I want is to be known as the civil rights advocate: for poor, felons, hispanics (especially undocumented), African Americans, Gays, Homeless, Handicapped, Single Parents and mothers of murdered children. Years of participating in KFTC activities, especially felon voting rights advocacy, and being the most experienced criminal defense attorney in this area, gives me a unique platform. Perhaps I may be your only hope for bi-partisanship, reaching across the aisles. I believe I can get things done, in a General Assembly, which continue to have a Republican majority leadership. As a veteran (a creator of our Veterans Treatment Court), with a graduate (international) business education, I may be valuable to job creators and job seekers. As the only Republican to have won a contested county-wide election here since merger in 1974, I have connections with county governments, state & local agencies - and you.