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U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie (R), who represents Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District, visited Edmonson County High School today to speak with students and answer their questions.
Rep. Guthrie joked with students today about the spotlights shining on his head as he was welcomed to the stage in the high school auditorium and told them he didn't want to bore them with an extra history lesson; however, he did give a brief summary how his path led him to Washington.
He spoke briefly about his attendance and graduation from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and then joining the U.S. Army. He said the Soviet conflicts of the 80s inspired him to join the military, which later led him to pursue roles in government.
He told about his service as a Kentucky State Senator, where he served with local native Richie Sanders, which eventually led to him seeking office at the national level and being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
He also gave a brief overview of the House and how it works, then took several questions from students in the crowd in a down-to-earth fashion.
Rep. Guthrie also noted that he enjoys visiting Edmonson County, which he normally does several times per year.
To contact Rep. Guthrie, visit https://guthrie.house.gov/
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