Rob Bishop

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Rob Bishop
Rob Bishop.jpg
U.S. House, Utah, District 1
In office
January 3, 2003-present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 12
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 5, 2003
Next generalNovember 5, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Utah House of Representatives
Bachelor'sUniversity of Utah
Date of birthJuly 13, 1951
Place of birthKaysville, UT
ReligionChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
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]


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]


Committee assignments

U.S. House


Bishop is on the following House committees[2]:

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


Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Bishop 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


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

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



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]


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


Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Rob Bishop's reports.[7]

Rob Bishop Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Pre-Convention[8]April 1, 2012$88,508.27$69,330.00$(46,668.63)$111,169.64
Running totals


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.[9]


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

External links


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