Meet Dan Fister

My name is Dan Fister, and I am running for reelection to the Kentucky House of Representatives in the 56th District. This district includes part of Franklin County, part of Fayette County, and all of Woodford County.

Originally, my decision to run for public office was not taken lightly. I am not a politician and truly never considered such a path until I was asked and encouraged by several leaders in our community. As a farmer, property manager, and retired general contractor, I am truly not looking for a career and my only motivation is to make a positive difference in my community and in my state. In fact, when I was first asked in the middle of December 2015 if I had any interest in running for this office, my answer was a resounding NO!

The following week, the front page story in the Woodford Sun was about the young people we are losing to heroin right here in Woodford County. Our local community was still in shock from the stabbing death of six year old Logan Tipton as he slept in his bed and most conversations had some reference to the latest shooting in Lexington.  Unfortunately we still have these problems in this area.

When I looked at the home page of the Woodford County Fiscal Court, I found that we had approximately 11,000 jobs in Woodford County with about half (5,600) being staffed by local residents. The remainder filled by what they term as “commuters” from outside the county.  While we are improving, there is still much work to do.

It didn’t take me long to realize that Woodford County and the rest of the 56th District is facing some real problems. I have a granddaughter who is now eight years old. Quite frankly, it scares the heck out of me when I think of the world we are leaving her and her friends to grow up in. That was enough to convince me that what we have been doing in the past wasn’t working and I needed to try to make a difference. Now I know I can.  I truly believe our children deserve better and it’s time we take back their future. With your help and support, we can insure our children have a bright tomorrow, and I humbly ask for your support and your vote for state representative.

 

Community Involvement

Gubernatorial Appointments
Ky. Land Heritage Fund Board – Governor Paul Patton 2001

Awards Received
Fayette Co. Farm Bureau King 1976
Bluegrass Sportsmen’s League – Sportsmen’s Citizenship Award  2002
Ky. Wildlife Federation Foundation – Conservationist of the Year 2005

Volunteer and Nonprofit Positions
-St. Leo’s Council of the Knights of Columbus
    Current Grand Knight
-Blue Grass Sportsmen’s League
    President 5 Terms
    Treasurer 2 Terms
    Board of Directors 17+ years
-League of Kentucky Sportsmen
    Board of Directors 2 Terms
-6th District Federation of LKS
    President – Multiple Terms
    Vice President
    District Director
-Bluegrass State Games
    Co-Chair of Shooting Sports – 5 Years

Clubs and Memberships – Past and Present
Blue Grass Sportsmen’s League – Life Member
League of Kentucky Sportsmen – Life Member
Ky. Farm Bureau – From Birth to a member Family – Present
National Rifle Association
National Wild Turkey Foundation – Chapter Founding Member
Bluegrass Friends of the NRA Banquet Committee
Quail Unlimited
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Pheasants Forever
Central Ky. Grouse Hunters
And many others

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I want to thank the National Federation of Republican Women for inviting me to their "Campaign Management School." I don't want to let out any "secrets," but it was a great class. I also want to thank them for their past and future support. #fister56 ... See MoreSee Less

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I had the honor of attending the return of the Honor Flight at the Bluegrass Airport this evening (10/14). While the building echoed with cheers and applause, there wasn't a dry eye to be found. These Veterans finally received the welcome home they deserved 50+ years ago. I wish all our nation's veterans a THANK YOU for YOUR SERVICE and WELCOME HOME!!!! #fister56 ... See MoreSee Less

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