HomeLocal NewsWesterman files for reelection to 4th Congressional districtWesterman files for reelection to 4th Congressional districtTue, November 7, 2023 by GregSHARE NOW Rep. Bruce WestermanU.S. Congressman Bruce Westerman, Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources, Officially Files for Re-Election to Arkansas’s Fourth Congressional District“Arkansas has what America needs and I will continue to push back against the liberals in Washington.”Deep-rooted in Arkansas, Bruce Westerman was born and raised in Garland County. He graduated from Fountain Lake High School in Hot Springs before attending the University of Arkansas where he played football for the Razorbacks.After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, he received his Master’s degree in forestry from Yale University.For more than 22 years, Bruce worked in engineering and forestry at Mid-South Engineering in Hot Springs. Developing a passion for public service, Bruce served as a board member on the Fountain Lake School District.That dedication to public service grew, and in 2010, he was elected to the Arkansas House of Representatives. In 2012, Bruce was elected by his peers as the House Minority Leader, and in 2013 he became the first Republican House Majority Leader since Reconstruction. In the Arkansas legislature, Bruce championed conservative principles: lower taxes, limited government, and strong family values.When the 4th Congressional District seat opened up in late 2013, Bruce was encouraged to take his conservative leadership to Congress. He won single-handedly, defeating both primary and general election opponents. In Washington, Congressman Westerman currently serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Natural Resources Committee, and is the Ranking Member of the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee.Bruce continues to call Hot Springs home. He is married to Sharon Westerman and they have four children. They are members of Walnut Valley Baptist Church where Bruce is a deacon and teaches Sunday school. Besides spending time serving his family and the people of the 4th District of Arkansas, Bruce loves spending time hunting and fishing, especially on Lake Ouachita.