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U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) promotes Chris Girdler as his new District Director. The announcement comes on the heels of the June 1st retirement of Bob Mitchell who led Rogers' district operations for more than three decades. Girdler worked along-side Mitchell as Deputy District Director for the last 18 months. 

"Five years ago, I invited Chris to join my team as a field representative, and since that time he has diligently worked with the people of southern and eastern Kentucky, and developed a passion to improve the region he calls home,” said Rogers. “It is with the upmost confidence that I asked him take the helm on projects in the FIfth Congressional District.” 

“No one has done more to transform southern and eastern Kentucky than Congressman Rogers’ and it is an honor to work along-side a true visionary for our region,” said Girdler. “Bob Mitchell paved the way, creating strong partnerships and friendships across the region, and I am humbled by the Congressman's trust and confidence in me to continue Mitchell's legacy as District Director.” 

Prior to Girdler's work in the Fifth Congressional District, he spent several years working as a business executive in the private sector. 

Girdler is also involved in countless community and civic activities. He currently serves on the 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. 

In addition to his work in Rogers' Congressional office, Girdler is the 15th District State Senator-Elect for Adair, Casey, Pulaski and Russell Counties.

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