Ben Chandler

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Ben Chandler
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Birthdate: September 12, 1959
Office: U.S. Representative
Assumed Office: February 17, 2004
Political Party: Democrat
Past Experience
Office: Attorney General
Occupation: Attorney
Contact Information
Location: Woodford County
Email: none
Phone: (859) 219-1366


Ben Chandler is a politician from Kentucky. He is the member of the House of Representatives for Kentucky's 6th congressional district and was first elected in 2004.

Chandler is a member of the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition, a group that claims to be fiscally conservative.

Career History

Chandler was born in Versailles, Kentucky. He received a BA and a J.D. from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, and became a private practice lawyer.

Chandler was State Auditor from 1991 to 1995 before he became the Attorney General of Kentucky from 1995 until 2003, and was the Democratic candidate for governor in the election of 2003. He was defeated in that election by his Republican opponent, Congressman Ernie Fletcher. Fletcher resigned from Congress in order to become governor, and a special election was held for his seat in February 2004

Issues

The Federal Reserve

Chandler is a cosponsor of The Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009, which proposes an audit of the Federal Reserve. [1]

Foreign Policy

Chandler voted AGAINST directing President Obama to remove United States Armed Forces from Afghanistan, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution. [2]

Minimum Wage

Chandler voted FOR an increase in the minimum wage under the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007. [3]

The PATRIOT Act

Chandler voted FOR the reauthorization of the PATRIOT Act in 2005. [4]

Real ID Act

Chandler voted FOR the Real ID Act in 2005. [5]

The Second Amendment

Chandler received an A rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA) for the 2008 election cycle.

Chandler currently has a D rating from Gun Owners of America. [6]

Links

References

  1. HR 1207 Co-Sponsors
  2. H Con Res 248 Roll Call
  3. Final Vote Results for Roll Call 18
  4. PATRIOT Act Reauthorization House Roll Call
  5. Real ID Roll Call
  6. Gun Owners of America House Ratings for the 111th Congress