U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar
Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S., is serving his seventh term in Congress as the Representative from Arizona’s Ninth Congressional District. First elected in 2010, he came to Congress with no prior political experience. Paul believes that the Constitution is the cornerstone of our Republic, and always pursues policies that allow for more individual liberty and less government involvement.
Dr. Gosar is focused on bringing jobs back to the district, fighting illegal immigration and securing the border, challenging the status quo and holding Washington bureaucrats accountable, cutting wasteful government spending, and ensuring that he is representing the interests of his constituents.
He has focused his legislative work on natural resources issues and government accountability. Congressman Gosar serves on the House Committee on Natural Resources where he is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and sits on the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. Congressman Gosar also serves on the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, sitting on the Subcommittee on Health Care and Financial Services and the Subcommittee on National Security, the Border and Foreign Affairs. Previously, Dr. Gosar was elected to serve as Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus for both the 115th and 116th Congresses.
Dr. Gosar has managed to be extremely effective in a time of gridlock when few other bills were enacted. As a result of his legislative successes, Dr. Gosar has been recognized as one of the most effective members of congress. Before being elected to Congress in 2010, Dr. Gosar owned his own dental practice and was a small businessman in Flagstaff for 25 years.
Whether Dr. Gosar is in Washington fighting for his constituents, or back home working to find solutions to the problems facing the people of Arizona’s Ninth Congressional District, he remains committed to ushering in a new era of government that empowers individuals and reforms bureaucratic procedures that are stifling job creation and personal liberties.
Family: Dr. Gosar and his wife Maude have three children.
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: House Committee on Natural Resources, House Committee on Oversight and Reform
Congressman Gosar is gluten free.
The Congressman enjoys a good tweet or two.
The Congressman is one of 10 children, and is the oldest.
He has two granddaughters.
Congressman Gosar once pulled a tooth on the House Floor.
His favorite movie: Breaker Morant
His favorite documentary: 2000 Mules
One of his favorite songs is Blue on Black, by Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Alison Krauss
His favorite sports team: Arizona Cardinals
His younger brother, Kevin, played for the University of Arizona football as a linebacker.
His daughter, Elle, married a dentist.
His wife, Maude, owns an antique shop.
The Congressman used to play rugby.