In the News
As I sat outside the door to Rep. Burgess Owens’ office in Washington on Thursday, Fox News played on the TV. A familiar face appeared — Jason Chaffetz, former Utah representative-turned-Fox News contributor. Owens has taken the opposite route: first stop Fox News, next stop Washington. I grinned at the coincidence.
As I stood on the floor of the U.S. House chamber for the first time on January 3rd, I found myself reflecting on the profound differences that a few generations can make.
My great-great-grandfather, Silas Burgess, was brought to America as a child in the belly of a slave ship. He died a successful and respected entrepreneur.