Congressman Brett Guthrie, who has represented Kentucky’s second congressional district since January 2009, has filed for re-election in 2016.
“In the last two elections, Kentuckians sent a clear message that they prefer conservative principles in Frankfort and Washington. It has been a great honor to implement those principles in Congress, and I look forward to continuing the hard work,” said Guthrie. “We don’t own these seats; the people do. I intend to run an aggressive, positive campaign that carries a conservative message to all corners of the second district. Our conservative Republican values of creating economic opportunity and having a strong national security are critical to our nation’s future.”
After winning 69 percent of the vote in the 2014 election, Guthrie returned to Washington D.C. to fight President Barack Obama’s “destructive agenda and to promote a positive, conservative agenda,” according to a press release.
Guthrie was the only member to pass legislation into law chipping away at Obamacare’s mandates (the PACE Act). The Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act protects small to mid-sized employers from Obamacare regulations, providing continuity in coverage and preventing increased costs.
In addition to fighting Obamacare, Guthrie also introduced and supported legislation on many other topics including funding national security, fighting against Obama’s “War on Coal,” giving more local control on education, improving workforce development, and enhancing transportation, including designating the William H. Natcher Parkway as a future I-65 spur, the release states.
“I believe that with more Republican influence in Frankfort and a GOP congressional majority passing solid conservative reforms in Washington, Kentuckians will be pleased with where we can take our state in the years ahead. I look forward to talking with voters across the district who share a vision of leaving a better world behind for future generations. That’s why I ran for Congress in the first place, and that is what motivates me every single day,” Guthrie said.