District: 1st District Political Highlights: Utah House, 1979-95; Utah Republican Party chairman, 1997-2001; U.S. House, 2003-present Born: July 13, 1951; Salt Lake City, Utah Residence: Brigham City Religion: Mormon Family: Wife, Jeralynn Bishop; five children Education: U. of Utah, B.A. 1974 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2002 (6th term) Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Readiness; Tactical Air & Land Forces); Natural Resources (Energy & Mineral Resources; Public Lands and Environmental Regulation - Chairman); Rules (Rules & the Organization of the House)
Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows:
SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat.
FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible.
LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored.
TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge.
TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.