Kentucky Governor's Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher received his B.S. degree from University of Kentucky College of Engineering in 1974 and later graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Governor Fletcher's legislative career began in 1995 as a state representative for Kentucky's 78th District, during which time he served on the Kentucky Commission on Poverty and the Task Force on Higher Education. Governor Fletcher's public service continued when he was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1998 from Kentucky's 6th Congressional District. In Congress, he served as a member of the House Committees on Energy and Commerce and was selected to chair the Policy Subcommittee on Health.