Paul Gosar

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Paul Gosar
Paul Gosar.jpg
U.S. House, Arizona District 1
In office
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCreighton University, 1981
OtherDDS, Creighton Boyne School of Dentistry, 1985
Date of birthOctober 27, 1958
Place of birthRock Springs, WY
ProfessionOwner, Dentistry Practice
Office website
Paul Gosar (b. October 27, 1958) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing Arizona's 1st congressional district. Gosar was first elected to the House in 2010.


Below is an abbreviated outline of Gosar's academic, professional and political career:[1]

  • 1981: Graduated from Creighton University with B.S.
  • 1985: Graduated from Creighton University with D.D.S.
  • 2011-Present: U.S Representative from Arizona

Committee assignments

U.S. House


  • Natural Resources Committee
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
    • Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Water and Power
  • Oversight and Government Reform Committee
    • Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management
    • Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives, Vice Chair
    • Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations


Political positions

Percentage voting with party

The website Open Congress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Gosar votes with the Republican Party 93.6% of the time. This ranks 84th among the 242 Senate Republicans in 2011.[2]



On November 2, 2010, Gosar won election to the United States House. He defeated Ann Kirkpatrick and Nicole Pattiin the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Arizona District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Gosar 49.7% 112,816
     Democratic Ann Kirkpatrick Incumbent 43.7% 99,233
     Libertarian Nicole Patti 6.6% 14,869
Total Votes 226,918

Campaign donors


Gosar won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Gosar's campaign committee raised a total of $1,169,026 and spent $1,168,287.[4]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:


Gosar and his wife, Maude, have three children.

External links


Political offices
Preceded by
Ann Kirkpatrick
U.S. House - Arizona District 1
Succeeded by