Utah New Members 2019

Utah New Members 2019

Sen.-elect Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyBipartisan group of senators urges FDA to pull most e-cigarettes immediately Trump judicial picks face rare GOP opposition Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Pelosi unveils signature plan to lower drug prices | Trump says it's 'great to see' plan | Progressives pushing for changes MORE (R-Utah)

DATE OF BIRTH: March 12, 1947
RESIDENCE: Holladay, Utah
OCCUPATION: Businessman
EDUCATION: B.A., Brigham Young University; J.D., M.B.A, Harvard University
FAMILY: Wife, Ann; five sons

Mitt Romney is finally heading to Washington. Six years after his loss to former President Obama in the 2012 presidential election, Romney will be coming to the nation’s capital as a senator for Utah.

Romney replaces retiring Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchTrump to award racing legend Roger Penske with Presidential Medal of Freedom Trump awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to economist, former Reagan adviser Arthur Laffer Second ex-Senate staffer charged in aiding doxxing of GOP senators MORE (R), who held the seat since 1977.

It’s the latest achievement in a long political career that has seen its share of ups and downs.

After a business career that saw him found the private equity firm Bain Capital, Romney first ran for office unsuccessfully in 1994.

He later took on a job running the organizing committee for the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympic Games and later served as governor of Massachusetts.

 As a senator, Romney’s complicated relationship with President TrumpDonald John TrumpJulián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest MORE will be under the microscope.

He blasted Trump during the 2016 campaign and accused him of hijacking the party. After the election, though, Romney was seen as a potential secretary of State.

 

Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah-03)

DATE OF BIRTH: May 10, 1960
RESIDENCE: Provo, Utah
OCCUPATION: Lawmaker
EDUCATION: B.S., Brigham Young University
FAMILY: Wife, Sue; six children

Rep. John Curtis easily won reelection in Utah’s 3rd Congressional District. Curtis was first elected in the solidly conservative district in 2017 in a special election to replace former Rep. Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzHouse Oversight panel demands DeVos turn over personal email records The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - Trump attack on progressive Dems draws sharp rebuke GOP senators decline to criticize Acosta after new Epstein charges MORE (R) after he retired.

This year, Curtis defeated a challenge from Democrat James Singer in the general election.

Before his election to Congress, Curtis served as mayor of Provo, Utah, for two terms. As mayor he was known for his social media presence, reaching out to residents with his blog and livestreaming official events. He was named the No. 1 elected official on social media in 2015 by Government Social Media.

Prior to elected office, Curtis was chief operating officer for Action Target, which makes shooting range equipment, helping build it into a multimillion-dollar company.

A Utah native, Curtis was born in Salt Lake City. He attended Brigham Young University and earned a degree in business management.