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Foxley Forums

The Douglas S. Foxley Forum series is named for one of Utah's leading policy advocates, a renowned political advisor, and a great donor to Utah State. He was also one of the first Aggie interns in Washington, D.C.

The Foxley Forums were created to help bring national political voices and policy experts to campus, and the series reflects the idea that everyone has a duty to educate themselves about the issues that affect our country. 

The Foxley Forum opened with speaker Sasha Issenberg, journalist and author of The Victory Lab. He discussed the strategies of data mining and psychology in getting out the vote in the past few elections.


October 28, 2014            5:30 p.m. – LIB 101
Congressman Rob Bishop & Congressman Mike Simpson
Congressman Rob Bishop was first elected to represent Utah’s First District in 2002. Prior to his election, the Congressman spent 28 years as public high school teacher, and served 16 years in the Utah House of Representatives, including time as Majority Leader and Speaker of the House. He also served as Chairman of the Utah Republican Party for two terms. He currently serves on the House Rules Committee, Natural Resources Committee (chairing a subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulations), and the Armed Services Committee.
Congressman Mike Simpson is serving his eighth term in Congress, representing Idaho’s Second District. Before running nationally, Congressman Simpson worked at the Simpson Family Dental Practice, while serving 14 years in the Idaho House of Representatives, spending the last six years as Speaker of the House. He currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee and several subcommittees, including Chairman of the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee. The Congressman is an Aggie alum.