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Neal Gooch

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Neal Gooch
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Utah Commissioner of Insurance
In office
May 24, 2010 - 2012
Base salary$107,266
Elections and appointments
AppointedMay 24, 2010
Appointed byGovernor of Utah
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sArizona State University
J.D.Potomac School of Law
Office website
Neal Gooch is the former Utah Commissioner of Insurance. He was appointed by Governor Gary Herbert on May 24, 2010.


Gooch was born in Southeastern Idaho and attended high school in Arizona. After graduating from Arizona State University with a bachelor's degree in political science, he worked for Bailey Deardourff and Associates, a political advertising firm in Washington, DC. While he was living in DC, Gooch earned his J.D. and relocated to Utah. He was appointed Assistant Attorney General in 1982 and worked in the office until 1997, when he was appointed Deputy Insurance Commissioner. Gooch served as deputy insurance commissioner until his appointment as insurance commissioner in May of 2010.[1]


  • B.A., Political science, Arizona State University
  • J.D., Potomac School of Law

Political Career

Utah Commissioner of Insurance (2010-present)

Gooch has served in this position since his appointment in 2010.[1]



Gooch was appointed by Gov. Gary Herbert on May 24, 2010.[1]


Gooch and his wife, Terry, have three children and four grandchildren. They live in the Val Verde area of Bountiful, Utah.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Utah Commissioner of Insurance
Succeeded by
Todd Kiser