Jason Chaffetz is a prominent American politician and former United States Representative for Utah’s 3rd congressional district. He was born on March 26, 1967, in Los Gatos, California, to parents John and Margaret Chaffetz.
Jason Chaffetz was born in California, but his family moved to Arizona when he was just ten years old. He spent his formative years in Arizona and graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in communications in 1989.
His father, John Chaffetz, was a business owner, and his mother, Margaret, worked in real estate. Jason grew up with three siblings, including brothers Chris and Alex, and sister Megan.
After completing his education, Chaffetz worked for a multilevel marketing company and then started his career in politics as a campaign manager for Jon Huntsman Jr.’s 2004 Utah gubernatorial campaign.
Chaffetz himself entered politics when he ran for the US House of Representatives for Utah’s 3rd congressional district in 2008. He won the election, defeating the incumbent Chris Cannon in the Republican primary, and went on to serve four terms in the House of Representatives.
During his tenure in Congress, Chaffetz served as the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and played a pivotal role in investigating the Benghazi attack.
Who is Jason Chaffetz Wife?
Jason Chaffetz married his wife, Julie Johnson Chaffetz, in 1991, and the couple has three children: Max, Ellis, and Kate. Julie Chaffetz worked as a lobbyist for the National Association of Realtors and the National Association of Home Builders. The family resides in Alpine, Utah.
Jason Chaffetz stands at a height of 6 feet and 0 inches (183 cm).
Association with Fox News
After retiring from Congress in 2017, Jason Chaffetz joined Fox News as a political commentator. He is a frequent contributor to the network and provides commentary on a wide range of political issues.