Daniel A. Fister
Re-elected to Represent
House District 56
in the Kentucky House of Representatives
Photo: Candidate website.
Kentucky's House District 56. The Kentucky House of Representatives is the lower house of the Kentucky General Assembly. Composed of 100 Representatives, members are elected from single-member districts throughout the Commonwealth. Not more than two counties can be joined to form a House district, except when necessary to preserve the principle of equal representation.
A member of Kentucky's House of Representatives must be at least 24 years old, a citizen of Kentucky, and must have lived in the state for at least two years and in the district for one year prior to election. Representatives are elected for two-year terms, with no term limits. The entire House is elected every two years.
House District 56 (HD 56) was changed by the 2022 General Assembly through the redistricting legislation. Previously, HD 56 included Woodford and parts of both Franklin and Fayette Counties. However, currently, District 56 includes Woodford County and a larger portion of Franklin County, as well as portions of Jessamine County to the south.
In Franklin County, the western boundary of HD 56 is mostly defined by the Kentucky River, then dropping down to include parts of the eastern precincts of Frankfort. Further south, the district is bounded again by the Kentucky River to the west, before it moves into Jessamine County, picking up several precincts in the northwestern part of Jessamine County. The district borders Fayette County and Scott County, on the eastern side.
Rep. Dan Fister (R) Re-elected to Represent House District 56
Rep. Dan Fister (R) Re-elected to Represent
Kentucky House District 56
The Republican incumbent for House District 56 Rep. Dan Fister, had no opposition in the May 2022 Primary. Of the 2 candidates who filed for House District 56, Ben Nolan and Grayson Vandegrift, the winner of the primary was Vandegrift. More information about the May Primary election for HD 56 can be found in this link.
Before the November 2022 General Election, Together Frankfort sent questionnaires to both candidates. Rep. Fister did not reply to the questionnaire.
Candidate Grayson Vandegrift (D) completed the questionnaire, and his ideas and recommendations can be found through this link. Together Frankfort sincerely thanks candidate Candidate Vandegrift for his taking the time to share his ideas -- we encourage all Franklin County voters to review his responses.
In the 2022 November General Election, voters in District 56 returned Rep. Daniel Fister to the Kentucky House of Representatives. Together Frankfort encourages all citizens to stay in touch with Rep. Fister and share your ideas and recommendations as the 2023 General Assembly gets underway.