Blake Moore is a U.S. Congressman representing Utah’s first district. He assumed office on January 3, 2021, and was sworn into the 117th Congress on January 5, 2021. He rose to the top of a pool of 12 candidates who hoped to succeed Rob Bishop, who retired.
He was born on June 22, 1980, and raised in Ogden, Utah. During his senior year of high school, he was awarded the Wendy’s National High School Heisman, honoring high school seniors for athletics, academics, and citizenship. In 1997, he was a straight-A student at Ogden High School, where as the star quarterback he led his Tigers football team to its first playoff victory since 1983.
He played quarterback at Utah State University. His scholarship was rescinded by a newly installed football coach after Moore departed to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Seoul, South Korea.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science and business from the University of Utah and holds a master’s degree in public policy and administration from Northwestern University.
Moore was a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State, in the intelligence and defense community, which took him to Washington, D.C. and then Asia. For almost ten years he has been with Cicero Group, a Utah-based management consulting firm.
He and his wife, Jane, are the parents of three sons. In October 2020, all of them tested positive for COVID-19, but none of them were hospitalized.