James Comer, U.S. Representative for Kentucky

James Comer

U.S. Representative for Kentucky

James Richardson Comer Jr. was born in August 1972 in Carthage, Tennessee. He received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Western Kentucky University and then started a family farm of 2,000 acres. He is also co-owner of a land and cattle company and served as a director of the South Central Bank for 12 years. 

He was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives at age 27. Ten years later, he was elected Agriculture Commissioner of Kentucky, a position he held for four years. 

He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, assuming office in November 2016. 

He is married to Tamara Jo “TJ” Comer and they have three children. He is a Baptist. 

In the News…

Representatives James Comer of Kentucky and Steve Scalise of Louisiana have written to the chairman of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus claiming the committee “inappropriately released” sensitive information provided by landlord companies on eviction practices. 

According to the subcommittee report released at the end of July, “The investigation revealed that these companies  filed a total of 14,744 eviction actions between March 15, 2020, and July 29, 2021—nearly three times more than previously known. At the same time, these companies each displayed evidence of financial stability: Invitation Homes reported record profits. The companies’ practices allowed filing eviction cases even when a tenant had applied for rental assistance and was waiting for aid. 

In their letter, Representatives Comer and Scalise said, “Your reckless decision to include certain sensitive information in the report will have the unfortunate effect of chilling witnesses who may have otherwise desired to cooperate with the Committee in this matter or any other. 

“The report found the business practices in question were entirely lawful in most cases, which further calls into question the decision to publicize such sensitive information.” 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Comer today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable James Comer 
Representative for Kentucky 
2410 Rayburn House Office Building 
Washington, DC 20515 


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