Birthplace: Rock Springs, WY
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Party Affiliation: Republican
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman, Arizona 4th
Dentist elected to US Congress in 2010, succeeding Ann Kirkpatrick and representing the rural 1st District of Arizona. Conservative "Tea Party" Republican; anti-abortion rights, pro-gun rights, pro-offshore drilling. Campaigned refusing to debate the incumbent and other opponents, but called for tax and deficit reduction, deploying soldiers to defend the US-Mexico border, and repeal of 2010 health care reform.
Made the news in 2015 for boycotting an address to Congress by Pope Francis, claiming that the Pope's encyclical on climate change "has adopted all of the socialist talking points, wrapped false science and ideology into 'climate justice' and is being presented to guilt people into leftist policies."
Brother: Pete Gosar (teacher-activist)
Wife: Maude Gosar (two daughters, one son)
High School: Pinedale High School, Pinedale, WY (1977)
University: BS, Creighton University (1981)
University: DDS, Creighton Boyne School of Dentistry (1985)
US Congressman, Arizona 4th (3-Jan-2013 to present)
US Congressman, Arizona 1st (3-Jan-2011 to 3-Jan-2013)
Dentist in Private Practice (1985-2010)
Global Warming Skeptics
American Dental Association
Little League Coach
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