Con to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
"The framers of Kentucky's Constitution from 1792 forward have consistently taken the position that commission of a felony acts deprives the person who committed the most serious of crimes of the right to vote.
I do not think that it is too much to ask of a person who knowingly committed the most serious of crimes to comply with a few simple steps to have those precious rights restored. We have an appropriate application process that requires certain recommendations and the approval of the prosecutor, and our office makes every effort to assist with the process."
"Gubernatorial Debate: Answers to Question 10," Internet interview, Apr. 20, 2007
Experts PhD's, JD's (lawyers), Judges, Members of Congress, Secretaries of States, members of state and federal legislative bodies, Executive Branch officials with significant involvement in felon voting issues, and individuals with graduate degrees and significant post-graduate involvement in felon voting issues.[Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Director, EnviraChar, 2011-present
CEO and Founder, Alton Healthcare, 2009-present
Director, MedPro Safety Products, 2008-present
Governor, Kentucky, 2003-2007
Former Member, National Governors Association, Southern Governors Association, Republican Governors Association
Former Member, Kentucky Commission on Poverty
Former Member, Kentucky Task Force on Higher Education
Candidate, U.S. House of Representatives, KY-6th Dist (unsuccessful), 2000
Member, U.S. House of Representatives, KY-6th Dist, 1998-2000
CEO and President, Saint Joseph Medical Foundation, 1997-1998
Candidate, U.S. House of Representatives, KY-6th Dist (unsuccessful), 1996
Kentucky House of Representatives, 78th District, 1995-1996
Former Lay Minister, Baptist
Former Family Physician (12 years)
Former F-4E Aircraft Commander and NORAD Alert Force Commander, U.S. Air Force
MD, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 1984
BS, University of Kentucky College of Engineering, 1974