English Composition I
23 October 2017
Westerman vs. Cotton
Congressman Bruce Westerman is a lifelong resident of Garland County. He was elected the 20th representative of the fourth congressional District of Arkansas in 2014. He serves on the committee on the budget, committee on transportation and infrastructure, and committee on natural resources, where he is the vice chair of the Federal Lands subcommittee. Westerman also serves on the Majority Whip team under the leadership of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. Tom Cotton is an American politician who is the junior United States Senator. Cotton has served since January 3, 2015 and at age 40, he is currently the youngest U.S Senator.
Westerman graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from the University of Arkansas in 1990. He was also a 4-year walk-on member for the razorback football team. Westerman is a family man to his wife and four kids. His oldest son Eli is attending Yale University, his daughter Amy is attending the University of Arkansas, and his other two sons are still in school at Fountain Lake. They are all following their daddy’s roots where it all began for him. Congressman Bruce Westerman’s home grown roots are from Arkansas. He loves his family and friends. He takes pride in his country and wants to do what is best for the United States especially Arkansas. The first election was held on November 4, 2014. He ran for congress to ensure that not only his children, but that every child have a brighter future as well as a federal government that treats them fairly.
Tom Cotton was born May 13, 1977 to Thomas Leonard and Avis (Nee’ Bryant) Cotton, and grew up on the family farm. He graduated from Dardanelle High School in June 1995. He attended Harvard College, where he wrote for the Harvard Crimson, graduating in 1998, three years after enrolling. In 1997, he attended the Publius Fellowship program of the Claremont Institute, a conservative think tank. In 1998, he was accepted into a master’s degree program at Claremont Graduate University. He left in 1999, saying that he found academic life “too sedentary”, enrolling at Harvard Law School, where he received his J.D. degree in June 2002. Immediately after finishing law school in 2002, he served for a year as a clerk for Judge Jerry Edwin Smith at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He then entered private practice, working at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher for a few months, and at Cooper & Kirk from 2003 to 2004.
Tom Cotton married attorney Ann Peckham in 2014. Their first child a boy, was born April 27, 2015 and their second child also a boy, was born December 7, 2016. Cotton was first elected to Senate in 2014, defeating two-term Democratic incumbent Mark Pryor. He previously served one term in the United States House of Representatives from 2013 until 2015. His first election was also in 2014, and his next one will be in...