Edward Whitfield

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U.S. Representative

Edward Whitfield ()
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Committees: House Committee on Energy and Commerce
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Wayne Edward Whitfield has been a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 1995, representing the 1st District of Kentucky.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Whitfield voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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Whitfield was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on May 25, 1943, and was educated at the University of Kentucky, Wesley Theological Seminary and American University. He served in the Army Reserve, and was a lawyer, business executive, business owner and member of the Kentucky House of Representatives before entering the House in 1995.

Congressional career

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Tom Barlow to face Whitfield in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Whitfield retained his seat.

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
FirstEnergy Corp$ 15,000
National Rural Electric Cooperative Assn$ 12,000
Alpha Natural Resources$ 10,000
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons$ 10,000
American Assn of Nurse Anesthetists$ 10,000
American Electric Power$ 10,000
American Forest & Paper Assn$ 10,000
American Podiatric Medical Assn$ 10,000
American Soybean Assn$ 10,000
AT&T Inc$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Edward Whitfield
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and other Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

  • House Committee on Energy and Commerce
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations - Ranking Member

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Caucuses and Coalitions

  • Army Caucus
  • Congressional Horse Caucus
  • Congressinal Travel and Tourism Caucus
  • Co-Chair, House Nursing Caucus
  • National Guard & Reserve Components Congressional Members Organization
  • Nuclear Cleanup Caucus
  • Pro-Life Caucus
  • Steel Caucus
  • Transit Valley Authority Caucus

Boards and Other Affiliations

  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Former Member, Kiwanis
  • Former Member, Lutheran Social Services Board
  • Methodist Church
  • Former Board of Directors, Salvation Army

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Edward Whitfield. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 2368 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-3115 Fax: 202-225-3547
    Webform email
District offices
  • 301 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515-1701
    Ph: 202-225-3115 Fax: (none entered)
  • 222 First Street, Room 307, Henderson, KY 42420
    Ph: 270-826-4180 Fax: (none entered)
  • 1403 South Main Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240
    Ph: 270-885-8079 Fax: (none entered)
  • 100 Fountain Avenue, Room 104, Paducah, KY 42001
    Ph: 270-442-6901 Fax: (none entered)
  • Monroe County Courthouse, Post Office Box 717, Tompkinsville, KY 42167
    Ph: 270-487-9509 Fax: (none entered)
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