Thomas Massie (R-KY-4)i
Thomas Massie, Congressman District 4
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Thomas H. Massie
Thomas Massie 2014 Congressional Candidate Kentucky District 4
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 on Transportation & Infrastructure, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
The House Committee on 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.
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Thomas Massie earned two engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He founded SensAble Technologies, Inc., based on his invention that made computers easier to use, and raised over $32 million of venture capital, created 70 jobs, and obtained 24 patents.
Ten years ago, he moved back home to Kentucky with his wife and high school sweetheart, Rhonda, to raise their four children on a farm. He began battling big government as a concerned citizen in 2007, and stopped or lowered four separate tax initiatives in his county.
In 2010, Massie won the race for Lewis County Judge Executive. In the first nine months of his administration, he eliminated enough wasteful government spending to pay his first three years salary as Judge Executive.