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Richie Mathes, a 2010 graduate of Corbin High School, served as a Henry Clay Intern in Congressman Hal Rogers’ office for a duration of seven weeks this summer. Richie will be a junior at Union College this fall where he majors in International Business and Political Science, in addition to serving as the Union College Student Government President. Richie is the son of Richard and Sandy Mathes.

"Realizing the cynicism towards politics today, it was refreshing to see the genuine hard work and sincerity of the Chairman and his staff,” said Mathes. “The Chairman is a fine example of a gentleman statesman who leads by example instead of cheap rhetoric. His staff was equally impressive, and friendly. After serving as an intern, and graduating from his youth programs I truly consider myself one of Hal's Pals. I hope one day to have the same impact the Chairman has had, and will work hard following his example."

Photo Cutline: Richie Mathes (left) pictured with Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05).

Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information, visit or follow Rogers on Twitter!/RepHalRogers or on Facebook!/CongressmanHalRogers.