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Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.)

Political Highlights: assistant U.S. attorney, 1978-81; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 1982; Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 1988; N.M. attorney general, 1991-99; U.S. House of Representatives, 1999-2009; U.S. Senate, 2009-present
Born: May 18, 1948; Tucson, Ariz.
Residence: Santa Fe
Religion: Mormon
Family: Wife, Jill Z. Cooper; one child
Education: Prescott College, B.A. 1970; Cambridge U., B.L.L. 1975; U. of New Mexico, J.D. 1977
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture; Defense; Energy-Water; Interior-Environment - Ranking Member; Military Construction-VA); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology, Innovation & the Internet; Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance & Data Security; Space, Science & Competitiveness; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine); Foreign Relations (Africa and Global Health Policy; East Asia; Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions - Ranking Member; Western Hemisphere); Indian Affairs; Rules & Administration; Joint Printing

Election History
2014generalTom Udall (D) 286,40955.6
Allen Weh (R) 229,09744.4
2008generalTom Udall (D) 505,12861.3
Steve Pearce (R) 318,52238.7
2006generalTom Udall (D) 144,88074.6
Ronald Dolin (R) 49,21925.4
2004generalTom Udall (D) 175,26968.7
Gregory Tucker (R) 79,93531.3
2002generalTom Udall (D) 122,921100.0
2000generalTom Udall (D) 135,04067.2
Lisa Lutz (R) 65,97932.8
1998generalTom Udall (D) 91,24853.2
Bill Redmond (R) 74,26643.3
Carol Miller (GREEN) 6,1033.6
Robert West () 320.0
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New Mexico is 36th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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