Congressman Paul Gosar's Offical Biography

U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar

Congressman Paul A. Gosar, DDS, now from Prescott, Arizona, is serving his third term in Congress as the Representative from Arizona’s Fourth Congressional District. First elected in 2010, he came to Congress with no prior political experience. He believes that the Constitution is the cornerstone of our Republic, and he believes in more individual liberty and less government.

As a health care provider and small business owner, Dr. Gosar is focused on bringing jobs back to the district, reforming health care, reining in government spending, and ensuring that the American people are involved in the solution making process.

He has focused his legislativework on natural resources issues and government accountability. Both areas stem from his work on the Natural Resources Committee and Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Dr. Gosar is Vice-Chairman of the Natural Resources Water, Power and Oceans Subcommittee and Vice-Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus.

Dr. Gosar was recognized in 2012 as one of the most effective new members of Congress based on the number of legislative actions he proposed that passed the House. With 6 bills signed into law by the president, 12 other legislative efforts becoming law, and 24 of his amendments passing the House, Representative Gosar was arguably the most effective member of the 113th Congress. 

Before being elected to Congress in 2010, Dr. Gosar owned his own dental practice in Flagstaff for twenty-five years. 

Whether Gosar is in Washington fighting for his constituents, or back home in Arizona listening to the people and working together to find solutions to the problems that face Arizona’s Fourth Congressional District, he remains committed to ushering in a new era of government that empowers individuals and reforms bureaucratic procedures that stifle job creation and innovation.   

Quick Facts:

Family: Dr. Gosar and his wife Maude have three children.

Current Home: Prescott, Arizona

Born: November 27, 1958 in Rock Springs, Wyoming

Education: Bachelor’s Degree from Creighton University, 1981; DDS from Creighton Boyne School of Dentistry, 1985

Political Affiliation: Republican

Committee Assignments: Natural Resources Committee, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform