Learn why Robert is the Leader that our House District Needs Now

Serving the Utah House

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Robert proudly serves in the Utah House of Representatives, where he was elected in 2014. He represents District 49 in the Legislature, covering parts of Sandy and Cottonwood Heights cities.

Professionally, Robert is a Senior Vice President and the Economic and Public Policy Officer for Zions Bank. In this capacity, he monitors and reports on economic indicators and public policy developments for the bank. This helps him keep a close eye to the changing needs and demographics of Utah Citizens.

Expert Analysis

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Robert’s research interests are primarily in the areas of macroeconomics, demographics, financial markets, and public policy. He frequently advises and briefs policymakers, as well as business and civic groups throughout the United States. He is also regularly called on to give expert analysis in the media, through print, radio, and television. He is known for his insightful and understandable approach to explaining economic trends.

Service, Service, Service

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His previous experience includes time as the Governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Federal Relations, the Governor’s Chief Economist and the State Demographer, where he served as the Chair of the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisers, Chair of the Utah Population Estimates Committee, and President of the Wasatch Front Economic Forum.


Robert received a Master’s of Public Administration with an emphasis in economic public policy at the University of Utah, where he is currently an adjunct instructor of public policy.