Republican Brett Guthrie has filed papers to run for re-election next year as representative from Kentucky’s 2nd District.
Guthrie has held the seat since 2009. He is a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Education and Workforce Committee.
He said in a statement after filing papers Monday with the secretary of state’s office in Frankfort that he is working to reduce the national debt and for policies that help create jobs and opportunity.
Guthrie had been mentioned as a possible candidate for governor in 2015 but announced in July he intended to remain focused on congressional work.
Democrat Ron Leach, a retired Army major and Brandenburg farmer, launched a campaign for Guthrie’s seat during the summer.