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Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04)

Congressman Bruce Westerman is a Hot Springs native currently serving his second term as representative from the Fourth District of Arkansas, having first been elected in 2014. Westerman serves on the Committee on the Budget, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Committee on Natural Resources, where he is Chair of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. Westerman also serves on the Majority Whip Team under the leadership of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.

Prior to serving in Congress, Westerman was elected to two terms in the Arkansas General Assembly, where he was the state’s first Republican House Majority Leader since Reconstruction following the 2013 GOP takeover of the Arkansas House of Representatives.

An engineer and forester by trade, Westerman worked for 22 years at Mid-South Engineering in Hot Springs. He was named Engineer of the Year by the Arkansas Society of Professional Engineers in 2013.

A 1990 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Westerman was a four-year walk-on member of the Razorback football team. He was awarded the Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2005 and the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2012. Westerman is also a graduate of Yale University, earning a Master of Forestry degree in 2001.

Westerman lives in Hot Springs with his wife, Sharon. They have four children. He enjoys hunting and fishing.

For more information on Rep. Bruce Westerman, please visit http://westerman.house.gov and follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/RepWesterman and Facebook at http://facebook.com/RepWesterman.

Residence

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Education

B.S., University of Arkansas, 1990
M.F., Yale University, 2001

Occupation

Professional Engineer and Forester

Political Career

  • U.S. House of Representatives, 2015  Present
  • Arkansas House of Representatives, 2011  2014
    • Arkansas House Majority Leader, 2013  2014
    • Arkansas House Minority Leader, 2012  2013
  • Fountain Lake School Board, 2006  2010
    • Fountain Lake School Board President, 2009  2010

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