Republican Party politician and, beginning in 2009, seventeenth Governor of Utah. From 2005-2009, he served as Utah's Lieutenant Governor.
After briefly attending Brigham Young University, he served in the Utah Army National Guard.
He publicly opposed same-sex marriage.
His marriage to Jeanette Herbert resulted in three sons and three daughters.
He served as Utah Lieutenant Governor under the gubernatorial administration of Jon Huntsman, Jr.