SOMERSET, Ky. — U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Somerset, has filed for reelection to continue serving 33 counties in the fifth district, in Southeastern Kentucky.

What You Need To Know

  • U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Somerset, is running for reelection

  • He is the longest serving member of the House, earning the title, Dean of the U.S. House of Representatives

  • He continues to serve on the House Appropriations Committee

  • If relected, it will be his 23 term

In a statement announcing his campaign, Rogers said, “Eastern Kentucky is thriving with more job opportunities, greater access to rural broadband, better infrastructure, rapid growth in our tourism industry, and we’re launching the next generation into a brighter future.”

Rogers was first elected to Congress in 1981. On Sept. 2, 2021, he became the longest-serving member of Congress from Kentucky. On March 18, 2022, he named Dean of the U.S. House of Representatives, as the longest-serving member in the House.

He has served on the House Appropriations Committee since he was elected in 1981 and served as chairman from 2011 to 2016.

Rogers said, “It is an honor to represent the people of Kentucky’s fifth district and to stand strong for the conservative values that we hold dear. I will always support the Second Amendment, fight to protect life and stand for freedom.”

If reelected, it will be Rogers' 23rd term.