Rep. Rob BishopContributor
A public school teacher turned public servant, Rob Bishop represents Utah’s First Congressional District in the U.S. Congress.<br /> <br /> Rob Bishop is a life-long resident of Utah’s First Congressional District. He was born and raised in Kaysville, Utah, where he graduated from Davis High School with High Honors. He later graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah with a degree in Political Science. He has been a resident of Brigham City since 1974.<br /> A dedicated public servant, Rob has served his community in the State Legislature. During his 16 years representing the Brigham City area, Rob distinguished himself as a leader. His last two years he was unanimously elected to serve as Speaker of the House. He also co-founded the Western States Coalition, a multi-state organization dedicated to protecting states’ rights and promoting Western interests and values.<br /> In addition to a career as a public servant, Rob spent 28 years as a high school teacher in Utah, focusing on American History and Government. Before retiring in December of 2002, he taught advanced placement courses in government and U.S. History, while serving as the Chair of the History Department at BEHS.<br /> On January 7, 2003, Rob Bishop was sworn in as the new Congressman from Utah's First Congressional District, replacing the retiring Representative Jim Hansen. For his first term, he was appointed to serve on his top three choices for House Committees - the Armed Services Committee, the Resources Committee, and the Science Committee - all three of which handle critical issues for Utah's First District. In January 2005, Rob was sworn into a second term. He was subsequently appointed by the Speaker to serve on the powerful House Rules Committee, the legislative “gatekeeper” for all bills coming to the House floor. Rob is now in his fourth term in the House, serving on the Armed Services Committee, the Committee on Natural Resources, and the Education and Labor Committee. He is the ranking Republican Member on the Parks and Public Lands Subcommittee and serves as a Vice Chair on the House GOP Policy Committee. He was also elected by his colleagues this term to serve as Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus.