KENTUCKY — As the 2022 midterm elections near, 1st District U.S. Congressman James Comer (R) says he will welcome the new constituents from Anderson and Franklin County who have been added to his district after the redistricting changes passed by the Kentucky General Assembly during the early portion of the 2022 session.
"Franklin County wasn't my first choice. I think anyone that knows anything about Kentucky, knows that Franklin County is a 1 of 3 Democrat counties left in Kentucky. The other two big ones are Jefferson and Fayette... I'm fine with Franklin County, whatever the General Assembly wants, as they are the ones that that approved the maps....For the last 30 years, Central Kentucky has been in the first district. I go up to Springfield, Lebanon and Laredo where Maker's Mark is. That's in my congressional district. Campbellsville, Lake Cumberland, Russell Springs, Albany, Columbia, Tompkinsville where I am right now. These are Central Kentucky counties. They've been in the district for 30 years. I had to add population. So I'm in Washington County now. The the only county between Washington and Franklin is Anderson. So, we added a couple of counties like we knew we were going to have to. My first choice probably would have been Barren County and Green County, but that didn't work out. We're going to end up with Anderson and Franklin and I'm fine with that. I look forward to hopefully get an opportunity to represent people in Franklin and Anderson counties," said Comer.
Following the results of the upcoming 2022 elections, James Comer says he is hopeful that he can return to Washington, and that his Republican party can take control of the majority in the House of Representatives. If so, Comer would become the Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
"I believe I've done what nobody's ever done in Kentucky before. Move to the top of a high profile committee in a very, very, very short period of time. So hopefully, I'll get a chance to serve as chairman of that committee and try to get the backs of the taxpayers and try to get the answers. You know, every American wants to know what went on in that Wuhan lab. Everybody wants to know how much military equipment was left behind and Afghanistan. People want to save tax dollars. They want to see gas prices come down. So we're gonna try to have a big role in the in the next Congress, and hopefully I'll have that opportunity," Comer added.