By The Hill Staff - 11/14/12 12:33 AM EST
Rep.-elect Chris Stewart (R-Utah-12)
DATE OF BIRTH: July 15, 1960
BIRTHPLACE: Logan, Utah
RESIDENCE: Farmington, Utah
OCCUPATION: Author, businessman, politician, former Air Force pilot
EDUCATION: Utah State University
PREVIOUS OFFICE HELD: None
FAMILY: Wife, Evie Stewart; six children
Chris Stewart comes to Congress with two New York Times bestsellers in his pocket: Seven Miracles That Saved America and The Miracle of Freedom: Seven Tipping Points That Saved the World.
He grew up on a dairy farm, the son of a retired Air Force pilot and a teacher. After college, during which he took a year-long break to serve as a Mormon missionary in Texas, Stewart followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the Air Force.
He set three world speed records during his tenure, where he flew rescue helicopters and the B-1B bomber.
Stewart is president and CEO of the Shipley Group, a consulting company that specializes in energy and environmental issues. He began writing books in 1990.
He is representing the newly-created 2nd district, which was a result of the redistricting process.