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U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) welcomed Chris Girdler back to the Rogers team as his new Deputy District Director.

“I am pleased to announce that Chris Girdler will be serving as my Deputy District Director in Somerset, Kentucky,” said Rogers. “Chris served as my field representative for the western half of Kentucky’s Fifth Congressional District for three years, gaining the trust and partnership of thousands of families and community leaders across the region. Chris became one of my most valued advisors during that time and I am pleased that he has accepted this new role working along-side my long-time trusted friend and District Administrator, Bob Mitchell.”

Chris Girdler has become well acquainted with the issues our communities share across Southern and Eastern Kentucky through his work with Congressman Rogers’ expansive portfolio and as a former executive in the private sector.

“Congressman Rogers’ energy and passion for community and public service is contagious,” said Girdler. “I am looking forward to once again serving him and the people of the Fifth Congressional District. It is an honor to do so and I’m humbled by his trust and confidence in me.”

Girdler is involved in various community and civic activities. He currently serves on the Center for Rural Development’s Executive Committee, Somerset-Pulaski Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and various advisory boards.

Girdler was the recipient of the “2007 Young Professional of the Year” presented to him by the Somerset-Pulaski Chamber of Commerce and most recently was awarded the prestigious “2010 Young Alumni of the Year” by Eastern Kentucky University.

Girdler, his wife Courtney and their daughter, Charleston are life-long residents of Somerset, Kentucky where they attend the First Baptist Church.