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Westerman Congratulates Hutchinson, Constitutional Officers on Swearing In

January 13, 2015
Press Release


WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) today issued the following statement congratulating Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and the state's constitutional officers on their swearing in:

"I want to congratulate Governor Hutchinson and the newest members of the executive branch. I look forward to working with the governor to achieve policies in the best interest of all Arkansans and assisting him in any way I can.  Likewise, I look forward to working with the new members of the executive branch to do my part in Congress to allow local government to work for the people without the burdensome regulations at the federal level."
About Rep. Bruce Westerman

A lifelong resident of Garland County, Congressman Bruce Westerman was elected the 20th representative of Arkansas's Fourth Congressional District in 2014. In the 114th Congress, he will serve on the Committee on Natural Resources, the Committee on the Budget, and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Elected twice to serve in the Arkansas General Assembly, Westerman was Arkansas's first Republican House Majority Leader since Reconstruction, and an architect of the House Republican SIMPLE Plan which led to the 2013 Republican takeover of the Arkansas House of Representatives.

An engineer and forester for 22 years at Mid-South Engineering in Hot Springs, Westerman is a registered professional engineer and forester. He holds a Master of Forestry degree (2001) from Yale University. In 2013, he was named Engineer of the Year by the Arkansas Society of Professional of Engineers.

Westerman graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from the University of Arkansas in 1990. While at Arkansas, Westerman was a four-year walk-on member of the Razorback Football Team. He received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2005 and the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2012.

Westerman is a former board member of the Fountain Lake School District and is a deacon at Walnut Valley Baptist Church. He lives in Hot Springs with his wife Sharon and their four children.

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