BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Nov. 27, 2017) – Congressman Brett Guthrie, who has represented Kentucky’s second congressional district since January 2009, filed for reelection on Monday.
Guthrie is an assistant whip for the House Republican Conference. Guthrie serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee as vice-chair for the Subcommittee on Health, and as Chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee’s Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee.
Guthrie’s Sept. 30 campaign finance filing showed more than $2 million on hand for his reelection effort.
“Kentuckians send us to Washington to fight for solutions, and that’s what I’m doing every day. I look forward campaigning vigorously across the second district on a positive platform of reforming our tax code to make it flatter, fairer, and simpler for individuals and small businesses. We have a new pro-job, pro-growth attitude in Washington and I’m all in pushing that agenda as far as we can take it,” Guthrie said.
“At the same time, I’m fighting for a better health care system, for pro-life values, a strong military, and to protect our rights as citizens,” Guthrie said.
Guthrie has kept the promises made during his campaigns, voting to repeal Obamacare, take care of military veterans, and fight for more job training for workers who need new skills. Brett is a persistent voice in finding solutions for the opioid crisis, as he believes it is destroying communities and families across Kentucky.
Guthrie sponsored and passed into law the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act, to make sure children have access to critical hearing detection services. He also wrote part of the 21st Century Cures Act to help the scientists racing to find cures for the diseases that claim our loved ones.
“We have done a lot of important work in this Congress, but there is much more to do. Kentuckians deserve a representative in Washington who is fighting for their best interests every day, and I am excited to continue talking with voters across the second district to learn more about what they want out of their government. This seat is theirs and I am honored to fill it,” stated Guthrie. “We don’t own these seats, the people do. And I put the people of Kentucky’s second district first in every vote I take.”