Rhonda Howard Bio – Wiki
Rhonda Howard is married to Rep. Thomas Massie, a Republican who represents Kentucky’s 4th congressional district. They were high school sweethearts and have four children together.
Rep. Massie was in the headlines as lawmakers worked to approve a $2 trillion stimulus package to assist families and businesses amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Senate unanimously approved the bill on March 25. The plan in the House was to hold a “voice vote” in order to quickly move the bill to President Trump’s desk for his signature.
Rhonda Howard And Thomas Massie Relationship
Thomas Massie began dating his future wife, Rhonda Thomas when they were both teenagers. He described her as his “high school sweetheart” on his congressional website.
In 2016, he shared a throwback photo on Twitter from their prom in 1989. He was a senior when she was a sophomore. He reshared the photo in 2019 with the caption, “I promised her if she went to the prom with me I would take her to the White House formal someday. lol.”
Massie went on to MIT after graduating from high school. Howard joined him there two years later. They both majored in engineering. Massie earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1993, while Howard chose mechanical engineering and graduated in 1995, according to MIT newspaper the Tech and Fortune magazine.
Rhonda and Thomas Massie are the parents of four children. They have two sons and two daughters He shared the above photo to Twitter on December 24, 2019, with the caption, “Merry Christmas from the sassy Massie family!”
In 2017, Rep. Massie shared that he brought his younger daughter to the White House Christmas Ball. He wrote on Facebook, “My wife let me use her ticket to take my youngest daughter to the White House Christmas Ball recently. My daughter is never one to miss an opportunity, so she bravely asked President Trump if he could ‘make school lunches great again?!’ Instead of laughing, he took her very seriously and said he needed to work with me on that. He then told her I had more power than him.”
But in December 2019, Rhonda was his date to the Christmas ball. Rep. Massie posted a picture of himself and Rhonda posed underneath the seal of the President of the United States.
Rhonda Thomas Profession
Thomas Massie and Rhonda Howard both loved learning how technologies worked and competing in science fairs when they were high school students, NBC News reported.
They used that drive to launch their own technology company while still students at MIT. According to a Fortune magazine article from 1996, Massie designed a device called the Phantom, which “gives computer users the uncanny sensation of fingering objects that don’t exist… At first glance, the Phantom seems an unlikely breakthrough: A thimble on the end of a small, jointed metal arm.
But the magic happens when you stick a finger in the thimble and move it around–you seem to be touching invisible objects, thanks to forces exerted against your finger by computer-controlled electric motors on the arm.”
These 🍼 🐄’s are only one week old and they’re already learning not to trust a politician! pic.twitter.com/ktPZlSCPxd
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) December 20, 2019
Rhonda and Thomas Massie developed a cattle farm on their Garrison, Kentucky, property. According to the Kentucky Secretary of State website, they registered the farm in May of 2001.
The company is called Howard Massie Farms LLC. Its work is described as “Agricultural Production – Livestock and Animal Specialties” on the registered documents.
The cattle farm has been successful over the past two decades. Rep. Massie’s 2017 financial disclosure form, as well as a report from the Center for Responsive Politics, states that the farm his valued between $1 million and $5 million. Members of Congress only have to give broad estimates when disclosing financial information, as opposed to exact amounts.