Ed Whitfield

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Ed Whitfield
Birthdate: May 25, 1943
Office: U.S. Representative
Assumed Office: January 3, 1995
Political Party: Republican
Past Experience
Office: None
Occupation: Attorney, Military Officer
Contact Information
Location: Hopkinsville, KY
Email: contact@whitfieldforcongress.com
Phone: (270) 885-8079

Wayne Edward "Ed" Whitfield is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1995, representing Kentucky's 1st congressional district. He serves on the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Career History

Whitfield was born in Hopkinsville and was educated at the University of Kentucky, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He also attended the Wesley Theological Seminary. Whitfield served in the United States Army Reserve and reached the rank of First Lieutenant. He also was a lawyer, and served as counsel to executives at Seaboard Systems Railroad of Washington. He served as a vice president for the CSX Corporation in two different capacities and was the legal counsel to the chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission from 1991 to 1993.

Whitfield's first elected position was as a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, a seat he held from 1974-1979.


The Federal Reserve

Whitfield is a cosponsor of The Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009, which proposes an audit of the Federal Reserve. [1]

Foreign Policy

Whitfield voted AGAINST directing President Obama to remove United States Armed Forces from Afghanistan, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution. [2]

Minimum Wage

Whitfield voted FOR an increase in the minimum wage under the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007. [3]


Whitfield voted FOR the PATRIOT Act in 2001. [4]

Whitfield voted FOR the reauthorization of the PATRIOT Act in 2005. [5]

Real ID Act

Whitfield voted FOR the Real ID Act in 2005. [6]

The Second Amendment

Whitfield received an A- rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA) for the 2008 election cycle.

Whitfield currently has an A rating from Gun Owners of America. [7]



  1. HR 1207 Co-Sponsors
  2. H Con Res 248 Roll Call
  3. Final Vote Results for Roll Call 18
  4. [http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2001/roll386.xml PATRIOT Act House Roll Call
  5. PATRIOT Act Reauthorization House Roll Call
  6. Real ID Roll Call
  7. Gun Owners of America House Ratings for the 111th Congress