Syracuse resident Cory Green, a political newcomer who served in both the U.S. Army Reserve and the U.S. Navy, is running to represent Utah’s 1st Congressional District, Green announced last week.

Green, who describes himself as a “constitutional conservative,” said he is the most qualified candidate right now to replace outgoing Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, who has represented the northernmost portions of the state in the U.S. House since 2003.

“I voted for President [Donald] Trump in 2016 and I will vote for him in 2020,” Green said in a prepared statement. “I fully support President Trump in securing our southern border and in building the border wall. I support his foreign and economic policies. I will never vote yes to amnesty of any type. I am a strong supporter of legal immigration. I am pro-life and I fully support the Second Amendment and all of our constitutional rights.”

Green joins Kaysville Mayor Katie Witt and Morgan County Councilwoman Tina Cannon in the race to replace Bishop. The open congressional seat is expected to draw several additional challengers.

In addition to supporting Trump, Green said he is motivated by a desire to pay down the national debt, and that he will vote “no” on wasteful spending and any bill that he and his staff do not have ample time to read.

He also said that he will oppose gun control "of any type."

“Mass shootings are caused by mentally ill people and I refuse to vote to allow law-abiding citizens to be punished for mentally ill mass shooters’ problems,” Green said. “The right to bear arms is indeed a right.”

Clarification: This story has been updated to include a reference to the congressional candidacy of Morgan County Councilwoman Tina Cannon.