Dan Fister for KY State Representative

Meet Dan Fister

My name is Dan Fister, and I am running for election 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
    Grand Knight 2015-2017
-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
-Woodford County Republican Party
   Chairman 2017-Present

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 had a great time at the Friends of the NRA Banquet in Frankfort this evening. At a time when guns are getting a lot of bad press, it is very important for us to support groups like the NRA Foundation who's sole purpose is safety and education. The money earned this evening will go directly to range improvements, education and safety training, and general shooting programs through it's grant process. High school trap teams, Boy Scouts, 4H shooting sports, and many others will benefit directly from tonight's event. I would also like to thank all the volunteers that made tonight possible. #fister56 ... See MoreSee Less

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