Congressman Paul A. Gosar, DDS hails from Flagstaff, Arizona and is serving his first term in Congress as the Representative from Arizona’s First Congressional District. As a health care provider and small business owner, 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.
Before being elected to Congress in 2010, Gosar owned his own dental practice in Flagstaff for twenty-five years. His experience in Dentistry earned him the recognition of the Arizona Dental Association’s “Dentist of the Year,” and he was also inducted into the Arizona Dental Association’s Hall of Fame. His experience in working to reform health care first came when he served as the President of the Arizona Dental Association and as the Vice-Chair of the American Dental Association Council on Governmental Affairs.
Gosar currently serves on the Natural Resources Committee which serves his constituents well as he represents a region full of minerals and energy resources. He serves on the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee, Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee, and Water and Power Subcommittee. With these important assignments he remains focused on advocating for the people he represents.
A believer that the Federal Government’s overreach has inhibited job growth throughout Arizona’s First District and the country, Gosar also serves on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He serves on the Government Organization, Efficiency, and Financial Subcommittee, the National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, and is the Vice-Chairman of the Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives Subcommittee. He is focused on uncovering the unnecessary government bureaucracy and red tape and finding solutions to create a smaller, more nimble government.
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 First Congressional District, he remains committed to ushering in a new era of government that empowers individuals and reforms the bureaucratic procedures that stifle job creation and innovation.
Family: Dr. Gosar and his wife Maude reside in Flagstaff with their three children.
Current Home: Flagstaff, 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
Congressional Caucus Memberships: The GOP Doctor’s Caucus
The Immigration Reform Caucus