Mike Lee, U.S. Senator from Utah

Mike Lee

U.S. Senator from Utah

Michael Shumway Lee was born in June 1971 in Mesa, Arizona. He spent half of his childhood years in Utah, the other half in McLean, Virginia.  He earned an undergraduate degree in political science from Brigham Young University and received his Juris Doctor from the J. Reuben Clark Law School. He clerked at the U.S. District Court in Utah and then for Judge Samuel Alito who was then serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals. After his clerkships, he entered the private practice of law specializing in appellate and Supreme Court litigation.

After several years, Lee returned to Salt Lake City where he served as Assistant United States Attorney and as general counsel to Utah’s governor. He returned to Washington for a one-year clerkship with then Justice Alito at the Supreme Court. He later returned to private practice in Utah.

Lee was elected to the United States Senate and assumed office in January 2011.

He is married to Sharon Burr and they have three children. He is an Eagle Scout and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

In the News…

In a recent interview, Senator Mike Lee of Utah voice called out “woke orthodoxy”, which he said is fueling mass protests and the “cancel culture” in the United States. He attributed this ideology to liberal politicians and discrimination against conservative viewpoints at American colleges and universities.

He suggested that recent mob violence was due to liberal local officeholders coddling or enabling the violence that has erupted in cities across America during peaceful Black Lives Matter protests.

“Look at those cities behind the violence like Seattle and Minneapolis. You’ve seen the violence go up in those towns rather than go down. Part of its objective seems to be to delegitimize anyone who doesn’t fall in line with the woke orthodoxy of this country.  They’ve been hating America on America’s dime, and it’s time to cut their allowance,” he said.

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Lee today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Mike Lee
Senator for Utah
361A Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC  20510


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