Meet the Candidate: Daniel Kemph (Kentucky)

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Candidate Name:

Daniel Kemph

Photo provided by the campaign.

Candidate’s Preferred Pronouns

He, him, his

What office are you running for?

U.S. Congress

With which party are you running for office?

Democratic Party

Election Date


Why are you running for office?

I am running for office for my love and concern of our country. I think we are at the precipice of a significant shift in our society and we must proceed prudently with both great care to our history and respect for future generations.

What is the biggest issue facing your community and how do you propose helping?

The biggest issue facing my community is health care injustice. The constant uncertainty and ever spiraling premium costs make it too difficult for working families to even get just a little bit ahead. I want to make Medicare available for all who want it and work to make health care affordable for all.

How do we fix the partisan divide in our country and start working together again?

Bi-partisanship no longer exists in Washington, DC because of elected officials like President Donald Trump, Senator Mitch McConnell, Congressman Andy Barr and the Republican Leadership. We must bring people together at the local level to create a new kind of bi-partisanship based on shared values and compromise. At the local level the working families of Kentucky want the same thing; quality healthcare, better education for our children, equal opportunities, expanded freedoms and justice for all. As soon as we relearn that compromise is not a zero-sum solution, that both sides can get something they want, we’ll start to heal our divide.

Who is your hero?

I have many heroes. Each means something different to me. My father lived by the creed that hard work can solve anything. The test pilot Chuck Yeager who achieved greatness without the recognition. President Obama’s ability to win support with lofty oratory then turn that support into actionable organization. Rickey Henderson for playing baseball for as long as he could simply because of his love for the game. Vaclav Havel for establishing and leading a democracy out of the rubble of communism.

What are your hobbies?

I like to collect baseball cards. The search and discovery of high quality specimens in order to complete a set can be gratifying.

What is the most recent book you read?

Robert Reich – The Common Good

Do you have any kids/pets/talking houseplants?

I travel a lot for both business and adventure which keeps me from responsibly having pets or houseplants. I do have a garden that I enjoy when I am home.

How can our readers get involved in your campaign?

Readers can get involved in my campaign by visiting our website at and by making a donation at

What question do you wish we’d asked, and what is your answer?

I wished you had asked about my district, Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District. The heart of the Bluegrass is one of the most beautiful places in America. Rolling hills of horse farms majestically surround our famed bourbon distilleries. But like any place I’ve ever been, it’s the people that make central Kentucky so special. It is a place of warm southern charm with a sense of practical down-to-earth optimism. I feel blessed to have made this my home and can think of no greater honor than to represent this wonderful place in Washington.

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