Jim Bognet was born and raised in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, in a big Italian-Irish family, surrounded by dozens of uncles, aunts, and cousins in a tight-knit community at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church.
After graduating from Penn State University on a full academic scholarship, Jim earned a law degree and MBA at UCLA.
A small business owner and conservative policy advisor, Jim has spent his career fighting for conservative values and developing conservative economic policy solutions to expand opportunity and prosperity, keep government out of our lives and businesses, and invest in American families, workers, and businesses.
In 2017, Jim was appointed to a senior position in the Trump Administration in Washington, D.C., focused on expanding American manufacturing, creating jobs, and supporting small businesses.
The son of a teacher and local construction company owner, Jim’s family and upbringing embody the hardworking, blue-collar roots of Northeast Pennsylvania. Jim is proud to have had one grandfather, an Italian immigrant coal miner, a grandmother (Army), and a grandfather (Navy) who served abroad in World War II in Europe and the Pacific.
In Congress, Jim will fight to empower American families and small businesses, unleash American energy independence, and create good jobs at good wages.