U.S. House District 3 | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

U.S. House District 3

In the 3rd Congressional district, Democratic incumbent John Yarmuth is being challenged by Republican Rhonda Palazzo. We have responses to the KFTC candidate survey from Yarmuth.


The 3rd Congressional district includes most of Jefferson County.

John Yarmuth

Political party: Democrat

Campaign website: https://www.yarmuthforcongress.com

Campaign Facebook: Facebook

Question 1:

What’s your vision for Kentucky? How will the lives of Kentuckians be improved as a result of your time in office? What Congressional committees will you request to serve on once elected?

Representing my hometown in Congress is one of the greatest honors of my life, and I hope to spend the next two years building on the progress we've seen since I've been in office. While I am proud of what we have accomplished, there is more we need to be doing to invest in Kentucky's future, especially since the onset of the pandemic. I have worked tirelessly, in coordination with our partners in Frankfort, Metro Hall, and the private sector to ensure that the federal government is doing everything possible to keep Louisvillians safe, work to flatten the curve, and minimize long-term complications to our community, public health, and economy.

            It is my hope that diligent safety measures, a well-managed testing and contact tracing strategy, and data-driven action on the part of leaders across our country will not only continue to save lives, but allow us to continue working on issues like ensuring access to comprehensive health care, reducing gun violence, addressing racial inequality and injustice, supporting equal pay for equal work, and getting money out of politics, which are my top priorities for this election and the next Congressional session, while serving as Chairman of the House Budget Committee.