Center for Political Awareness

James Comer

US Representative

Kentucky

1st District

Tenure: November 8, 2016-present

Term Ends: January 3, 2025

Brief Bio

COMER, James, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Carthage, Smith County, Tenn., August 19, 1972; graduated from Monroe County High School, Tompkinsville, Ky., 1990; B.S., Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky., 1993; businessman; farmer; chairman, Monroe County, Ky., Republican party, 1993-1995; Delegate, Republican National Convention, 1996; member of the Kentucky state house of representatives, 2001-2012; Kentucky state commissioner of agriculture, 2012-2015; elected simultaneously as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourteenth and to the One Hundred Fifteenth Congresses, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Ed Whitfield, and reelected to the three succeeding Congresses (November 8, 2016-present), chair, Committee on Oversight and Accountability (One Hundred Eighteenth Congress).

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