|U.S. House, Utah, District 1|
|January 3, 2003-present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||12|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 5, 2003|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Utah House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||University of Utah|
|Date of birth||July 13, 1951|
|Place of birth||Kaysville, UT|
|Religion||Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Personal
- 9 External links
- 10 References
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.
- 2003-present: U.S. House of Representatives
- 1992-1994: Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives
- 1979-1994: Utah House of Representatives
Bishop serves on the following committees:
- [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services|House Armed Services Committee]
- Natural Resources Committee
Bishop was on the following House committees:
- House Rules Committee
- Natural Resources Committee
- Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Chair
According to Bishop's website, his campaign themes include:
- Education: "We are counterproductive when we waste money on one-size-fits-all federal programs that bind the hands of creative teachers and administrators at the local level."
- Energy:"...development of our natural resources and energy not only adds to our energy independence but also greatly impacts job growth and economic recovery."
- Economy :" the only solution to the economic crisis we continue to face is hard work, creativity and the free market, not massive government spending on federal programs that only further our nation’s great debt."
Bishop voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.
|U.S. House, Utah District 1 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Rob Bishop Incumbent||71.5%||175,487|
|Democratic||Donna M. McAleer||24.7%||60,611|
|Source: Utah Lieutenant Governor "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
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).
Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Rob Bishop's reports.
|Rob Bishop Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|Pre-Convention||April 1, 2012||$88,508.27||$69,330.00||$(46,668.63)||$111,169.64|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2012||$111,169.64||$42,033.00||$(72,604.51)||$80,598.13|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2012||$80,598.13||$66,570||$(87,117.93)||$60,050.20|
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.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Utah, 1st District, 2010 - Rob Bishop Campaign Contributions|
|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|
|National Assn of Realtors||$8,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Oil & Gas||$24,550|
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Bishop paid his congressional staff a total of $999,614 in 2011. Overall, Utah ranks 17th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Bishop's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $16,002 to $65,000. That averages to $40,501, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.
Percentage voting with party
Bishop voted with the Republican Party 90.9% of the time, which ranked 166 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.
Bishop and his wife, Jeralynn, have five children and live in Brigham City.
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- Media coverage:
- ABC News, "General Election Results 2012-Utah," November 7, 2012
- Gov Track "Bishop" Accessed May 24, 2012
- Official House website "Biography," Accessed November 2, 2011
- CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
- Rob Bishop for Congress, "Issues and Solutions," Accessed September 19, 2012
- The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 23, 2011
- U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- Utah Lieutenant Governor - Candidate filings
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Federal Election Commission "Candidate (H2UT01094) Summary Reports - 2011-2012 Cycle," Accessed July 13, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Rob Bishop for Congress Pre-Convention," Accessed July 13, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Rob Bishop for Congress July Quarterly," Accessed July 20, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Rob Bishop for Congress October Quarterly," Accessed October 17, 2012
- Open Secrets "Rob Bishop 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 2, 2011
- LegiStorm, "Rob Bishop," Accessed September 13, 2012
- OpenSecrets.org, "Rob Bishop (R-Utah), 2010," Accessed September 13, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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