Brett Guthrie

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Brett Guthrie
Brett Guthrie.jpg
U.S. House, Kentucky, District 2
In office
January 3, 2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 6
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kentucky State Senate
Bachelor'sUnited States Military Academy, West Point
Master'sYale University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1987-1990
Service branchUnited States Army Reserve
Years of service1990-2002
Date of birthFebruary 18, 1964
Place of birthFlorence, Alabama
ProfessionBusiness Executive
Office website
Campaign website
Brett Guthrie campaign logo
Steve Brett "Brett" Guthrie (b. February 18, 1964) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Kentucky's 2nd congressional district. Guthrie was first elected to the House in 2008.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Guthrie is a "rank-and-file Republican".[1]


Guthrie was born in 1964 in Florence, Alabama. He earned his B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1987 and his M.P.P.M. from Yale University in 1997. Prior to his political career, Guthrie had served in the United States Army and worked as a businessman.[2]


Below is an abbreviated outline of Guthrie's professional and political career[2]:

Committee assignments

U.S. House of Representatives


Guthrie serves on the following committees:[3]

  • Energy and Commerce Committee
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade
    • Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Health


Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Brett Guthrie voted with the Republican Party 95.3% of the time, which ranked 22 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[4]



See also: Kentucky's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

Guthrie is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Kentucky's 2nd District. Guthrie is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket. Candidates wishing to run were initially required to file by the signature filing deadline of January 31, 2012. However because the legislature was unable to complete new redistricting maps on time, the deadline was pushed back one week.[5] The new deadline is February 7.[6] The primary elections will be held on May 22, 2012.


On November 2, 2010, Guthrie won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Ed Marksberry (D) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House of Representatives, Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrett Guthrie Incumbent 67.9% 155,906
     Democratic Ed Marksberry 32.1% 73,749
Total Votes 229,655

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Guthrie's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Guthrie won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Guthrie's campaign committee raised a total of $1,233,305 and spent $859,805.[8]


Guthrie has three children with his wife, Beth (née Clemmons).[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ron Lewis
U.S. House of Representatives - Kentucky, District 2
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Kentucky State Senate
Succeeded by