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Congressman Bishop Addresses Our Public Lands

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Congressman Rob Bishop – chairman of the House of Representatives’ Natural Resources Committee – will discuss public lands and give an update on his work on the committee and in Congress. 

Monday, September 10

Utah State University

David B. Haight Center, President’s Hall

Following Congressman Bishop’s remarks, a panel will discuss the impact of public lands on the state of Utah. 

The expert panel following Congressman Bishop’s remarks will include:

Casey Snider

Former legislative director for Congressman Bishop

Wade Garrett
Director of public policy at the Utah Farm Bureau and former district director for Congressman Jason Chaffetz

Randy Simmons
President of Strata Policy and Utah State University professor

This event is invitation-only. To attend, you must register online prior to the event. For questions, please contact Candice Pierucci at candice@sifreedom.org.

A public school teacher turned public servant, Rob Bishop represents Utah’s First Congressional District in the U.S. Congress.

Rob Bishop is a lifelong resident of the First District, with the exception of two years he spent in Germany while serving a mission for the LDS Church. He was born and raised in Kaysville, Utah, where he graduated from Davis High School with High Honors. He later graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah with a degree in Political Science. He has been a resident of Brigham City since 1974.

Rob is married to Jeralynn Hansen, a former Miss Brigham City. They have five children: Shule, Jarom, Zenock, Maren and Jashon.  They have seven grandchildren. 

Before coming to Congress, Rob was active in community theater, which is how he met his wife many years ago. As an avid baseball fan, Rob is a season ticket holder to the Salt Lake Bees and has coached in multiple leagues.

Rob is a devoted public servant. He has served his community in the State Legislature. During his sixteen years representing the Brigham City area, Rob distinguished himself as a leader. His last two years he was unanimously elected to serve as Speaker of the House. He also co-founded the Western States Coalition, a multi-state organization dedicated to protecting states’ powers and promoting Western interests and values.

Rob has served his political party for more than thirty years. Rob has worked at nearly every level of the Republican party, from precinct chair to member of the Republican National Committee, and he has spent years working in every corner of this district. He has gone from Vice-Chair of the Davis County Teenage Republicans in 1968 to the adviser of the Utah Teenage Republicans in 1996. In 1997, he was elected Chairman of the Utah Republican Party. He served for two terms.

Rob has dedicated his life to teaching. He started teaching at Box Elder High School (BEHS) in Brigham City in 1974. From 1980 through 1985 he taught German and coached debate at Ben Lomond High School in Ogden, Utah, before returning to BEHS. Before retiring in December of 2002, he taught advanced placement courses in government and U.S. History, while serving as the Chair of the History Department at BEHS.

On January 7, 2003, Rob Bishop was sworn in as the new Congressman from Utah’s First Congressional District, replacing the retiring Representative Jim Hansen. For his first term, he was appointed to serve on his top three choices for House Committees – the Armed Services Committee, the Resources Committee, and the Science Committee – all three of which handle critical issues for Utah’s First District. In January 2005, Rob was sworn into a second term. He was subsequently appointed by the Speaker to serve on the powerful House Rules Committee, the legislative “gatekeeper” for all bills coming to the House floor. 

Rob is now in his eighth term in the House. He serves as chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources and as a Senior Member of House Committee on Armed Services where he sits on the Readiness Subcommittee and the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee. 


September 10
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Sutherland Institute


University of Utah
600 North 700 East
Logan, UT 84322
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