A self-described Tea Party Republican, Moffet had never previously run for office.
Phil Moffet was raised by a single mother and grew up with little money. He was able to attend a private high school by performing janitorial work in exchange for tuition and would go on to study finance at University of Kentucky. In 2002, he found a telecommunication firms, CCS Partners, where he still serves as the managing partner.
Moffet also founded a private school voucher program in 1998, School Choice Scholarships, dedicated to working with children in the Louisville area. He and his wife, Christi, have four adopted children, whom they homeschool.
Prior to announcing his candidacy in July of 2010, Moffet had been a long time board member of the Bluegrass Center for Public Policy Solutions, a center-right think tank in Louisville, Kentucky.
- University of Kentucky
Moffet lists Kentucky's state sovereignty as his top issue and lists as other areas of focus if he is elected:
- balancing the state budget
- encouraging business through tax reform
- implementing a new management structure for public schools
In op-eds made available on his campaign site, Moffet has called for overturning prevailing wage laws, repealing the Obama Healthcare Law, and supported the theory that state's have a right to nullify federal laws.
Moffett sought the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2011 but finished second in the May 17th primary.
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- ↑ Phil Moffet for Governor, "Phil Moffett: repeal prevailing wage", February 23, 2011
- ↑ Phil Moffet for Governor, "Phil Moffett: push now for ObamaCare repeal", February 28, 2011
- ↑ Phil Moffet for Governor, "Phil Moffett has a message for Washington DC: Stop Trespassing in Kentucky. Nullify Federal Regulations", March 15, 2011
- ↑ Phil Moore for Governor, "VIDEO: Phil Moffett: Nullification Now", March 15, 2011