DSC’s Bull Elephant Award will be presented to US Representative Bruce Westerman at the 2023 DSC Annual Convention. The Bull Elephant Award is given to legislators at the national or state level who have continuously supported legislation and efforts that align with the mission of D.S.C.
US Representative Bruce Westerman is a Hot Springs native and is currently serving his fourth term as a representative of Arkansas’ Fourth District, having been first elected in 2014. Westerman is a member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and a ranking member of the Committee on Natural resources. . Westerman also serves on the Minority Whip Team under the leadership of House Minority Whip Steve Scalise.
Before serving in Congress, Westerman was elected to two terms in the Arkansas General Assembly, where he was the first Republican Majority Leader in the state House of Representatives since Reconstruction following the inauguration of the House of Representatives. of Arkansas by the Republican Party in 2013.
“Some of my earliest memories are of hunting and fishing near my home in Arkansas,” said Rep. Westerman. “Athletes are some of the best conservationists we have, because they know the importance of sustainably using our resources to leave them in even better condition for future generations.”
Westerman, an engineer and forester by trade, worked for 22 years at Mid-South Engineering in Hot Springs. He was named Engineer of the Year by the Arkansas Society of Professional Engineers in 2013.
Westerman, a 1990 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, was a member of the Razorback football team for four years. He received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2005 and the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2012. Westerman also graduated from Yale University, earning a master’s degree in forestry in 2001.
Westerman lives in Hot Springs with his wife, Sharon, and their four children. He likes hunting and fishing.
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