Chris Stewart ran successfully on a conservative reform platform, and in January he was sworn in as the Republican congressman representing Utah’s Second Congressional District.
Rep. Stewart, ’84, economics, voted in favor of the Republican budget in March, and joined a group of bipartisan freshmen members that outlined some basic principles to address spending reforms and social security. He serves on the Homeland Security, Natural Resources, and the Science, Space, and Technology committees. He also has been named chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment. When sworn in, he said his top priorities would include “restoring fiscal sanity, ensuring national security, and establishing energy independence.”
Before becoming a congressman, Rep. Stewart was president and CEO of the Shipley Group — an energy and environment consulting company that provides anti-terrorism training, corporate security, and executive preparedness consulting. He is also the author of several books, including “Seven Miracles that Saved America."