Gary Herbert was sworn in as Utah’s 17th governor on August 11, 2009, and was sworn in for his second term on January 7, 2013. As governor, Herbert is focused on four cornerstones to strengthen Utah’s economy: education, energy, jobs, and the ability of the state to solve its own problems. As a result, Utah is a premier destination for business growth, jobs and an enviable quality of life. Prior to becoming governor, Herbert served as lieutenant governor for five years. In 1990, he was appointed to the Utah County Commission. During his 14 years as county commissioner, he served as president of the Utah Association of Counties and the Utah Association of Realtors and as a board member of the Provo Orem Chamber of Commerce and Utah Water Conservancy District. Herbert currently serves as the chair of the Western Governors Association and as an Executive Committee member of the National Governors Association. Herbert met his wife, Jeanette Snelson at Brigham Young University. Shortly after their marriage, the governor joined the Utah National Guard where he served for six years. He and Jeanette were small business owners for 23 years. The Herberts are proud parents of six children and have 13 grandchildren.
LEE, Mike, a Senator from Utah; born in Mesa, Ariz., June 4, 1971; graduated Brigham Young University, B.A., 1994; graduated Brigham Young University, J.D., 1997; law clerk to 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals Justice Samuel Alito 1998; lawyer; assistant U.S. attorney 2002-2005; counsel to Utah Governor John Huntsman 2005-2006; law clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito 2006-2007; lawyer; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 2010 for the term ending January 3, 2017.
HATCH, Orrin Grant, a Senator from Utah; born in Homestead Park, Allegheny County, Pa., March 22, 1934; received early education in the public schools of Pittsburgh, Pa.; graduated, Brigham Young University 1959; graduated, University of Pittsburgh Law School 1962; admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1963 and commenced practice in Pittsburgh; moved to Utah in 1969 and continued practicing law; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1976; reelected in 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006, and again in 2012 for the term ending January 3, 2019; president pro tempore (2015-); chairman, Committee on Labor and Human Resources (Ninety-seventh to Ninety-ninth Congresses), Committee on the Judiciary (One Hundred Fourth to One Hundred Sixth Congresses; One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 20, 2001-June 6, 2001], One Hundred Eighth Congress), Committee on Finance (One Hundred Fourteenth Congress).
LOVE, Ludmya Bourdeau (Mia), a Representative from Utah; born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., on December 6, 1975; graduated from Norwalk High School, Norwalk, Conn.; B.A., University of Hartford, West Hartford, Conn., 1997; flight attendant; call center operator; member of the Saratoga Springs, Utah, city council, 2003-2009; mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, 2010-2013; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress (January 3, 2015-present).
STEWART, Chris, a Representative from Utah; born in Logan, Cache County, Utah, July 15, 1960; graduated from Sky View High School, Smithfield, Utah; B.S., Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 1984; United States Air Force, 1984-1998; author; business executive; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Thirteenth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2013-present).
CHAFFETZ, Jason, a Representative from Utah; born in Los Gatos, Santa Clara County, Calif., March 26, 1967; B.A., Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1989; business executive; staff, Utah Governor John Huntsman, 2004; member of the Utah Valley board of trustees, 2007-2008; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Eleventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2009-present); chair, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (One Hundred Fourteenth Congress).
BISHOP, Robert (Rob), a Representative from Utah; born in Kaysville, Utah, July 13, 1951; B.A., University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1974; teacher; professional advocate; member of the Utah state house of representatives, 1979-1994, speaker, 1992-1994; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2003-present); chair, Committee on Natural Resources (One Hundred Fourteenth Congress).