Vanceburg, Kentucky – Following the retirement of Congressman Geoff Davis, Lewis County Judge Executive Thomas Massie has announced he will run for the 4th District Congressional seat.
“I am happy to announce my candidacy for the House of Representatives. More than ever Congress needs a conservative, independent thinker who has a track record of innovation and problem solving in the private sector.
“Our founding fathers weren’t career politicians or government employees. In fact, they were farmers, inventors, and small businessmen that came together to craft the most impressive document in the history of government. Our Constitution is packed full of common sense, and that is desperately needed in Congress today.
“We need someone who is committed to lowering taxes, cutting government waste, and ending run away spending. I have done that in Lewis County and I will do that in Washington D.C. as your representative.” said Massie.
Having acquired outside commitments for over $100,000.00, Massie is primed to enter this race on solid financial footing.
Thomas Massie earned two engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Based on his invention that made computers easier to use, he founded SensAble Technologies, Inc., raised over $32 million of venture capital, created 70 jobs, and obtained 24 patents. Ten years ago, he moved back 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 challenged two establishment candidates in the republican primary for Lewis County Judge Executive, and beat them both by a two to one margin. In the first nine months of his administration, he eliminated enough wasteful government spending to pay his three years’ salary as Judge Executive.
Massie has retained a veteran Rand Paul staffer as his campaign manager. Ryan Hogan recently served as a field representative and body man for Senator Paul. Before that, Hogan was an essential part of Paul’s successful run for U.S. Senate in 2010, serving in many capacities from the campaigns onset.