The Ripon Forum

Volume 43, No. 4

Fall 2009 Issue

The Ripon Profile — Congressman Jason Chaffetz Utah’s Third District

By on April 6, 2012

Ripon Profile -- Chaffetz-page-001Name: Jason Chaffetz

Hometown: Alpine, Utah

Occupation: Congressman, Utah’s Third District

Previous Jobs: 16 years in the local business community; Small business owner; Chief of Staff for Governor Huntsman (Utah); Trustee, Utah Valley University

Individual(s) who inspired me as a child: My parents, Ronald Reagan, and my 6th grade teacher, Mr. Kobiashi

Historical figure(s) I would most like to meet: Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Winston Churchill

Issue facing America that no one is talking about: Prison reform is one of them. The lack of personal respect, civility, and accountability is another major issue facing America that no one is talking about.

What the GOP must do to recapture its congressional majority: Return to our true conservative principles such as a strong national defense, limited government, accountability, and fiscal discipline.

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