Blake David Moore (born June 22, 1980) is an American politician and former diplomat from the state of Utah. He is the Representative for Utah's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Utah's 1st district
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2021
|Preceded by||Rob Bishop|
Blake David Moore
June 22, 1980
Ogden, Utah, U.S.
|Education||University of Utah (BA)|
Northwestern University (MS)
Early life and educationEdit
Moore was born and raised in Ogden, Utah. He attended Ogden High School, graduating in 1998. During high school, he was a quarterback for the football team. In 1997, he won the Wendy's High School Heisman. He is an Eagle Scout.
After graduating from high school, Moore enrolled at Utah State University on a football scholarship. Moore's freshman year roommate was American-born Azerbaijani NBA player Spencer Nelson. During his freshman year, Moore's football scholarship was rescinded by a newly-installed football coach after he left to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Seoul, South Korea.
After returning from his mission, Moore transferred to the University of Utah, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in behavioral science and business. He earned a Master of Science degree in public policy and administration from Northwestern University.
U.S. House of RepresentativesEdit
In February 2020, Moore declared his candidacy for Utah's 1st congressional district in the 2020 elections. In a field of 12 primary candidates, Moore advanced out of the Republican nominating convention in second place, together with Weber County Commissioner Kerry Gibson. Two other candidates – Davis County commissioner Bob Stevenson and Kaysville mayor Katie Witt – also secured their spot in the primary by gathering signatures. During the party nominating process, Moore was criticized for not living within the congressional district. At the time, he resided on the east bench of Salt Lake City, 15 miles outside of the district. Congressional candidates are not required to live inside the district they represent, only within the same state. Moore then won the 4-way Republican primary election held on June 30 with a little over 30 percent of the total votes cast.
In the November election, Moore defeated Democratic candidate Darren Parry with 69.5 percent of the vote against Parry's 30.4 percent. He assumed office on January 3, 2021, marking the first time an incumbent had not run in 18 years and maintaining Republican control of the district since 1980. Moore states that despite being elected to one of the most powerful political bodies in the world, the title he most prizes is "little league coach."
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- "MEMBERS". RMSP. Retrieved March 1, 2021.
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- Representative Blake Moore official U.S. House website
- Blake Moore for Congress
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress
- Blake Moore – General
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Utah's 1st congressional district
|U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)|
| United States representatives by seniority
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