Ernie Fletcher was elected to his third term in 2002 to represent the 6th Congressional District of Kentucky. Congressman Fletcher is a member of the influential House Committee on Energy and Commerce and serves as the Chairman of the Policy Subcommittee on Health.
Fletcher’s primary legislative priorities include: improving health care and Medicare, ensuring educational opportunities for all children, making taxes fairer, flatter and simpler and protecting our family farmers.
Fletcher’s service to our nation began in the United States Air Force where he served as an F-4E Aircraft Commander and NORAD Alert Force Commander and led flights that intercepted Soviet military aircraft during the Cold War.
Fletcher's legislative service began in 1995 as a State Representative for the 78th District of Kentucky. During his term in office he served on the Kentucky Commission on Poverty, the Task Force on Higher Education and was chosen by the governor to assist with reforming Kentucky’s ailing health-care system.
Fletcher, a native of Kentucky and a long time resident of Lexington, was born in Mt. Sterling on November 12, 1952. Fletcher received a B.S. degree from the University of Kentucky College of Engineering in 1974 and was a highly distinguished 1984 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.
He is married to his high school sweetheart, Glenna Foster. Their daughter Rachael and her husband, Daniel, have three children: Katherine, Hannah, Joshua and are expecting another in the Spring. Their son Benjamin is a graduate of Grove City College with a degree in Political Science and a graduate of Duke University Law School. He and his wife Kara are practicing attorneys in Washington, D.C.
Prior to his election to the House, Fletcher was a family practice physician for 12 years and served for two years as CEO of the Saint Joseph Medical Foundation.
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