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Revision as of 11:13, 20 June 2012

Rob Bishop
Rob Bishop.jpg
U.S. House, Utah, District 1
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2003-present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 5, 2003
Next generalNovember 5, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Utah House of Representatives
1979-1994
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Utah
Personal
BirthdayJuly 13, 1951
Place of birthKaysville, UT
ProfessionTeacher
ReligionChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Robert "Rob" Bishop (b. July 13, 1951) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Utah. Bishop represents the 1st congressional district of Utah and was first elected to the House in 2002.

Bishop is running for re-election in 2012.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Bishop is a "far-right Republican".[1]

Biography

After earning his bachelor's from the University of Utah, Bishop taught history and government at the high school level for 28 years. He was also a member of the part-time Utah House of Representatives for 25 years.[2]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-12

Bishop is on the following House committees[2]:

Bishop is on temporary leave from the House Armed Services Committee.

Issues

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Bishop has voted with the Republican Party 90.9% of the time, which ranked 166 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[3]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Rob Bishop endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [4]

Elections

2012

See also: Utah's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

Bishop is running for re-election in 2012. He defeated Leonard Fabiano and Jacqueline Smith in the Republican convention. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.[5]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Bishop won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Morgan E. Bowen (D) Kirk D. Pearson (Constitution), and Jared Paul Stratton (L).[6]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Utah, Congressional District 1, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRob Bishop Incumbent 69.2% 135,247
     Democratic Morgan E. Bowen 23.9% 46,765
     Constitution Kirk D. Pearson 4.7% 9,143
     Libertarian Jared Paul Stratton 2.2% 4,307
Total Votes 195,462

Campaign donors

Breakdown of the source of Bishop's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Bishop won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Bishop's campaign committee raised a total of $278,327 and spent $302,771.[7]

U.S. House of Representatives, Utah, 1st District, 2010 - Rob Bishop Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $278,327
Total Spent $302,771
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $11,550
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $11,309
Top contributors to Rob Bishop's campaign committee
Credit Union National Assn$10,000
OrrinPAC$10,000
Es3 Inc$9,400
National Assn of Realtors$8,000
Alliant Techsystems$7,500
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Oil & Gas$24,550
Lobbyists$22,050
Real Estate$15,750
Credit Unions$15,490
Mining$14,500

Personal

Bishop and his wife, Jeralynn, have five children and live in Brigham City.[2]

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
James V. Hansen
U.S. House of Representatives - Utah, 1st District
2003-Present
Succeeded by
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