Steven Guthrie

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U.S. Representative

Steven Guthrie ()
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Committees: House Committee on Education and Labor, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Brett Guthrie has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 2nd district of the State of Kentucky, since 2009.


Positions, record and controversies

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Budget, Taxes and Government Spending

Guthrie supports making the Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 permanent. He said, on his campaign website, that he will fight against "burdensome regulation and taxation that serve as a wet-blanket on America's small business owners". [1]


Guthrie strongly opposes a universal health care system for the U.S. He does, however, support lawsuit reform to lower the cost of healthcare, policy options that will provide consumers with more healthcare options, policies that improve the portability of insurance, and health policy that deals with chronic disease. He is also a strong believer in the benefits of preventive care.[1]

War on Terror

Guthrie believes that decisions about the war should be left to the commanders in the field, rather than politicians. He opposes legislation that weakens surveillance laws, and allowing trial lawyers to sue telecommunications companies that help the government track terrorists who are making calls to the U.S. He also supports legislation that will support the families of veterans, and legislation that provides troops with necessary equipment while in the field. [1]


Brett Guthrie was born February 18, 1964, in Florence, Ala. He is married to the former Beth Clemmons, and they have three children. Guthrie graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a bachelor's degree in economics, and he served as Field Artillery Officer in the 101st Airborne Division - Air Assault. He later earned a master's degree in public and private management from Yale University. After leaving the military, Guthrie took the position of vice president at Trace Die Cast, the manufacturing company owned by his father and based in Bowling Green, Ky. In 1998, Guthrie was elected to the Kentucky State Senate, and he served there until he entering the 2008 race for the U.S. House.[2]

2008 elections

Guthrie was the Republican nominee to replace retiring Rep. Ron Lewis (R-Ky.) in the 2008 congressional elections, and went on to defeat Democratic nominee David Boswell in the November 2008 general election.[3]

Money in politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Society of Interventional Radiology$ 18,000
Independence Bank$ 11,900
United Parcel Service$ 11,500
Koch Industries$ 11,000
Honeywell International$ 10,055
Alpha Natural Resources$ 10,000
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons$ 10,000
American Assn of Nurse Anesthetists$ 10,000
American Interventional Pain Physicians$ 10,000
AT&T Inc$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' 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.
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Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
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Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and affiliations



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DC office
  • 308 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-3501 Fax: 202-226-2019
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District offices
  • 1001 Center St., Suite 300, Bowling Green, KY 42101
    Ph: 270-842-9896 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office
  • [ Campaign website]
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  • Brett Guthrie for Congress, P.O. Box 9639, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42102
    Ph: (none entered) Fax: (none entered)

Articles and resources

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Guthrie For Congress, Issues page
  2. Guthrie House Web site
  3. "Kentucky 2008 General Election",, November 4, 2008

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