Fister runs for state rep
Daniel Fister announces his candidacy for the office of state representative for the 56th House district. Fister, a Republican, ran unopposed in the primary and faces Democrat James Kay this fall. Fister grew up on his family's farm in Fayette County. He said he learned the importance of taking care of the land at a very young age. The Kentucky Wildlife Federation Foundation recognized his efforts in this area by naming him Conservationist of the Year in 2005. Former Gov. Paul Patton appointed him to the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund Board in 2001. Fister has served as a deputy to the Fayette County Clerk as well as a deputy to the Fayette County Jailer, where he held the rank of sergeant. A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, he has worked as an accountant and recently retired after 34 years as a general contractor. Fister is a member of St. Leo's Church in Versailles. He is a life member of both the Bluegrass Sportsmen's League and the League of Kentucky Sportsmen and has served on the board of directors of both organizations. He is currently serving as the Grand Knight of his local council of the Knights of Columbus. Fister is married to Vickie Kain Fister and they have two grown sons.