Kentucky (District: 4)
Thomas Harold Massie (born January 13, 1971) is an http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States">American politician who has been the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Representative">United States Representative for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky%27s_4th_congressional_district">Kentucky’s 4th congressional district since 2012. Previously he was http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judge/Executive">Judge-Executive of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_County,_Kentucky">Lewis County, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky">Kentucky from 2011 to 2012.
In 2010, Massie announced his intention to seek the office of Lewis County Judge Executive; he went on to defeat the incumbent by a large margin. In 2012, Massie announced his run for the seat most recently occupied by Congressman http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoff_Davis">Geoff Davis. On November 6, 2012, Massie defeated Bill Adkins in both thehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives_elections_in_Kentucky,_2012">special election and the general election.
U.S. Representative Thomas Massie entered Congress in November 2012 after serving as Lewis County Judge Executive. He represents Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District which stretches across Northern Kentucky and 280 miles of the Ohio River.
U.S. Representative Massie attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. During school, he invented a technology that enabled people to interact with computers using their sense of touch, and leveraged that technology to found SensAble Technologies, Inc., which raised over $32 million of venture capital, created 70 jobs, and obtained 24 patents. The hardware and software he developed is now used to design automobiles, jewelry, shoes, dental prosthetics, and even reconstructive implants for wounded soldiers.
In Congress, Thomas serves on three committees: the House Committee of Transportation & Infrastructure, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
The House Committee of Transportation & Infrastructure has jurisdiction over roads, bridges, mass transit, railroads, aviation, maritime and waterborne transit. Thomas’s selection to the Oversight and Government Reform Committee puts him in a position to hold the federal government accountable to taxpayers. Further, Rep. Massie’s background from MIT and the high-tech business world makes him uniquely qualified to serve his state and country on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee.
Thomas lives on a cattle farm in Kentucky with his wife and high school sweetheart, Rhonda, and their four children.
He’s honored to be able to serve the citizens of Kentucky’s 4th District.