Senator Mike Lee Bio and Wiki

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(Mike Lee, a G.O.P. Senator, Calls Administration’s Iran Briefing ‘Insulting’. Source: Nytimes)

Mike‌ ‌Shumway‌ ‌Lee‌ ‌is‌ ‌an‌ ‌American‌ ‌politician‌ ‌and‌ ‌Lawyer.‌ ‌

He‌ ‌is‌ ‌serving‌ ‌as‌ ‌the‌ ‌Senior‌ ‌U.S.‌ ‌Senator‌ ‌from‌ ‌Utah.‌ ‌He‌ ‌has‌ ‌been‌ ‌a‌ ‌part‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Senate‌ ‌since‌ ‌2011‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌Republican.‌ ‌Sen. Lee was born in Arizona on June 4th, 1971. He went to Timpview High School. He graduated from there in 1989. He attended Brigham Young University after graduating. 

He worked as president of the Brigham Young University Student Service Association (BYUSA). His father was then president of BYU. He graduated in 1994 with a B.A. degree in political science. He then attended J. Reuben Clark Law School. He was a member of BYU Law Review.

He graduated in 1997 with a Juris Doctor. 

Senator Mike Lee Career

Sen. Lee started his career after graduating from law school. He started with a clerkship for Judge Dee Benson. He worked for him for 2 years and went to work for Judge Samuel Alito. He entered private practice after that.

Sen. Lee decided to run for Senate in 2012. His campaign was focused on the size of the federal government. He won the Republican nomination against Tim Bridgewater. He also won the general elections against Sam Granto and Scott Bradley. 

Sen. Lee ran for re-election in 2016. He was endorsed by the Club of Growth, Senate Conservatives Fund, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

Senator Mike Lee Accomplishments

Mike has a track record of pushing through conservative principles. He worked for the reopening of 77 oil and gas leases in the Obama administration. He has helped Utah to assert domain rights against the federal government. 

Senator Mike Lee Criticisms

(Senator Mike Lee again gripes that Twitter, Facebook are biased against conservatives. Source: Sltrib)

Sen. Lee sent a series of tweets in 2020 saying that the U.S. is no democracy which started a controversy around him. People criticized him for his tweets. Later on, it was argued that Lee fundamentally misunderstood the terms “democracy” and “republic”.

Senator Mike Lee Net Worth

 According to Incomepedia, Senator Mike Lee net worth is estimated at about $150,000.

Final Thoughts

(Senator Mike Lee tests positive for coronavirus. Source: Deccanherald)

Senator Lee has fought for conservatives. He defended the power of a state vs. the federal government. He has gained much appreciation from Utahns for his work. His primary challengers for the 2022 GOP include Becky Edwards, Henry Eyring, Jeff Flake, and Dan Hemmers. 

We are yet to see what the future holds for Lee. 


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