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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.)

District: 5th District
Political Highlights: Ariz. Senate, 1991-95; U.S. House of Representatives, 1995-2001; Republican nominee for governor, 2002; Ariz. Republican Party chairman, 2005-07; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-present
Born: Jan. 21, 1958; Salt Lake City, Utah
Residence: Mesa
Religion: Mormon
Family: Wife, Nancy; four children
Education: Arizona State U., B.A. 1981; Brigham Young U., M.P.A. 1986
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (5th term)
Committee Assignments: Education & the Workforce (Health, Employment, Labor & Pensions; Higher Education & Workforce Training); Foreign Affairs (Asia & the Pacific - Chairman; Western Hemisphere)

Election History
2014generalMatt Salmon (R) 124,86769.6
James Woods (D) 54,59630.4
2012generalMatt Salmon (R) 183,47067.2
Spencer Morgan (D) 89,58932.8
1998generalMatt Salmon (R) 98,84064.6
David Mendoza (D) 54,10835.4
1996generalMatt Salmon (R) 135,63460.2
John Cox (D) 89,73839.8
1994generalMatt Salmon (R) 101,35056.0
Chuck Blanchard (D) 70,62739.0
Bob Howarth (LIBERT) 8,8904.9
Roll Call Vitals


Arizona is 33rd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.