|U.S. House, Utah, District 2|
|January 3, 2013-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Predecessor||Jim Matheson (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Sky View High School|
|Bachelor's||Utah State University|
|Service/branch||U.S. Air Force|
|Years of service||1984-1998|
|Date of birth||July 15, 1960|
|Place of birth||Idaho|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Stewart served in the U.S. Air Force from 1984 to 1998.
Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Stewart is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.
Stewart's parents raised him and his nine brothers and sisters on a dairy farm in Idaho. He took a hiatus from college at Utah State University to work as a Morman missionary in Texas before graduating in 1984 with a bachelor's degree in economics. After serving as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force for fourteen years, Stewart went on to become a small-business owner and author of several books. He and his wife, Evie, have six children.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Stewart's academic, professional and political career:
- U.S. Air Force (1984-1998)
- Owner of Shipley Group (2000-present)
- Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, Utah District 2 (2012-present)
Stewart serves on the following committees:
- United States House Committee on Homeland Security
- Subcommittee on Border, Maritime Security
- Subcommittee on Counterterriorism and Intelligence
- United States House Committee on Natural Resources
- Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
- Subcommittee on Water and Power
- United States House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
- Subcommittee on Environment - Chair
- Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
According to Stewart's website, his campaign themes included:
- Medicare: "...implementing free market reforms, the cost of Medicare can be contained while Americans are assured they will have access to quality medical coverage when they enter retirement age."
- Tax code: "The current tax code is unjustifiably complex and unfair. It is designed to benefit those who have the money to pay lawyers and accountants and to disadvantage those who are trying to play by the rules."
- Immigration: "Because of this failure, illegal immigration has become a national security threat."
Stewart ran successfully in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Utah's 2nd District. Stewart defeated Jason Buck, Dave Clark, Cherilyn Eagar, Howard Wallack, Chuck Williams, John Willoughby, Milton Hanks, Edward Mayerhofer, Jeramey McElhaney, and Bob Fuehr in the Republican convention. He then won in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, Utah District 2 General Election, 2012|
|Constitution||Jonathan D. Garrard||2%||5,051|
|Independent||Charles E. Kimball||1.1%||2,824|
|Source: Utah Lieutenant Governor "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Comprehensive donor information for Stewart is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Stewart raised a total of $473,093 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 2, 2013.
|Chris Stewart's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||US House (Utah, District 2)||$473,093|
|Grand Total Raised||$473,093|
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Stewart's reports.
|Chris Stewart Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
Stewart won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Stewart's campaign committee raised a total of $473,093 and spent $434,660.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Utah, 2nd District, 2012 - Chris Stewart Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$99,419|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$95,036|
|Top contributors to Chris Stewart's campaign committee|
|Every Republican is Crucial PAC||$15,000|
|American Bankers Assn||$10,000|
|Merit Medical Systems||$6,250|
|American Medical Assn||$5,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Oil & Gas||$38,250|
Ideology and leadership
Voting with party
Chris Stewart voted with the Republican Party 97.8% of the time, which ranked 28th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Stewart missed 1 of 96 roll call votes from January 2013 to April 2013. This amounts to 1%, which is better than the median of 2.1% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Stewart's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $502,004 and $1,070,000. That averages to $786,002, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232.
Stewart and his wife, Evie Stewart, have six children.
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- Social media:
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Congressional profile at CongressMerge.com
- Congressional profile at GovTrack.us
- Congressional profile at OpenCongress.org
- Summary, biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Congressional profile and news at Roll Call
- Profile at Wikipedia
- Campaign finance reports and data at the Federal Election Commission
- Financial information at OpenSecrets.org
- Legislation at Congress.gov
- Voting record maintained by The Washington Post
- Collected news and commentary at The Washington Post
- ABC News, "General Election Results 2012-Utah," November 7, 2012
- Biographical Directory of U.S. Congress "Stewart," Accessed June 26, 2013
- Chris Stewart campaign website "About Chris," Accessed January 2, 2012
- National Journal, "Chris Stewart Utah's 2nd District," November 7, 2012
- CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
- Chris Stewart for Congress, "Soultion," Accessed September 12, 2012
- Deseret News "Author Chris Stewart running for 2nd District seat," Accessed January 2, 2012
- ABC News, "General Election Results 2012-Utah," November 7, 2012
- Utah Lieutenant Governor - Candidate filings
- Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Chris Stewart," Accessed April 2, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "Stewart 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 24, 2013
- FEC "April Quarterly," Accessed July 24, 2013
- FEC "July Quarterly," Accessed July 24, 2013
- Open Secrets "Stewart 2012 Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 26, 2013
- Gov Track "Chris Stewart," Accessed June 26, 2013
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- GovTrack, "Stewart," Accessed April 11, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "Stewart (R-Utah), 2011"
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