Meet the Candidate: Shannon Fabert (Kentucky)

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Candidate Name:

Shannon Fabert

What office are you running for?

United States Congress – KY4

With which party are you running for office?

Democratic Party

Election Date

Primary 6/23 – General 11/3

Why are you running for office?

Kentucky needs a compassionate Representative that will fight for all of her constituents. I have spent my career undertaking creative problem solving by bringing ideas and people together. The current administrations in our state and country are working against the people. We have seen scathing cuts to education, ignored infrastructure woes, and continued attempts to undermine an already dysfunctional medical system. It is time for our representatives to stop saying “No, we won’t.” and instead empower the unbridled spirit of Kentuckians, to say YES we can!

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

The biggest issue facing the Kentucky 4th remains economic stability. We can overcome instability by focusing on education and infrastructure. Funding of education, and expanding our students’ experiences in the classroom can widen their career prospects. In America, we once made things. It is time to embrace skilled trades as a viable and respectable alternative to college. This goes hand in hand with renewing and continuing to improve our immense infrastructure. Such projects would create sustainable high quality employment, and empower our future generations to rebuild the once bustling industries of America.

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

When the House of Representatives was created, it was intended to accurately reflect the political will of voters with the two year terms. However what we have seen in recent decades among some elected officials, particularly Kentucky 4th current Representative, is a growing adherence to strict ideologies as well as a dogmatic refusal to embrace science, knowledge, and certainly reason. We must again empower and elect leaders who will answer to their constituents and not to their party leaders and special interest groups. I would also argue that fixing the partisan divide will require those elected to embrace the fact that America is better when we find ways to work together for the betterment of all people, rather than pout and whine when others disagree. Others will always disagree but it is incumbent upon those we elect to represent us to work together, rather than against each other.

Who is your hero?

My parents. They taught me how to fight for love

What are your hobbies?

cooking, golfing, watching basketball and football, gardening

What is the most recent book you read?

Songs of America

Do you have any kids/pets/talking houseplants?

We have an old English sheepdog named Hines.

How can our readers get involved in your campaign?

Follow on Facebook and Twitter, as well as sign up for emails here: Fabert2020.org Donate your time, talent and money to help us get as many boots on the ground as we can to share our campaign message.

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

Why do politicians keep missing the mark with minorities? Politicians continue to discuss the merits of racial justice through prison reform and the unemployment rate. Neither of these addresses racial equality or more importantly racial equity. Racial equality will start when we decide that property taxes should not dictate a child’s worth or knowledge. Racial equity’s greatest barrier is the institutional racism found in board rooms and white collar professions across the country, the moving targets that tell us “It’s not your time” or “We decided to go in another direction” after the boxes have been checked. Politicians keep addressing issues that continue to perpetuate a lower value on minority life by suggesting we want to hear about prison reform. We’ve heard that. We want to hear how diverse your cabinet of advisors is. We want to see women and minorities elevated to boardrooms and advisory positions. We want to see plans to eliminate gerrymandering, redlining, and discriminatory banking practices to minorities looking for small business loans. We want to know that we aren’t pawns in your political game but players and contributors.

Candidate Social Media:

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