Paul Gosar (R-AZ-1)

Arizona District 1

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Biography of Congressman Paul Gosar

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.

Quick Facts:

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


  • 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

Biography from Paul Gosar for Congress

Paul Gosar is an accomplished dentist and small business owner.  After receiving his D.D.S  from Creighton Boyne School of Dentistry, he went on to open his own dentistry practice which he has owned for 25 years. As a small business owner, Paul knows what it takes to keep the engine of America’s economy – small businesses – running.  As a dentist, he knows that everybody’s healthcare needs are different and only competition in the market will lead to quality care.

Paul’s work in Dentistry has earned him numerous accolades and recognition amongst the dental community.  He has been named the Arizona Dental Association’s “Dentist of the Year,” and was inducted into the Arizona Dental Association’s Hall of Fame.  Paul has also served as the President of the Northern Arizona Dental Society, the Arizona Dental Association and was the Vice-Chair of the ADA Council on Governmental Affairs.

After witnessing Arizona middle-class families and small businesses suffer under Washington Democrats’ job-killing and burdensome agenda, Paul decided it was time to step in and fight for change. Determined to stand up for Arizona families, he will offer commonsense solutions to the Democrats partisan ideologies. Paul knows that Arizona families want more freedom and less government imposed roadblocks and he is determined to give them that.

Not only is Paul connected to the community through his 25 years as a neighborhood dentist, but he also remains active through coaching Little League and serving on community committees, such as the Flagstaff Citizens for Fluoride Initiative and the Gold Crown Ball Committee.

Paul is devout family man and shares the same values, ideologies and the needs of Arizona families. With unwavering determination, Paul will work to get Arizona’s economy back and track and to get people working again. Just like Paul’s fought cavities for the past 25 years, he will fight for the principles he stands for and the struggling middle-class families who are desperate for change.

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