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  Matheson, Jim
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2011-01-01  
 
NameJim Matheson
Address923 S. 2300 E
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born March 21, 1960
Died Still Living (54 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifiedPaul
Feb 05, 2013 07:27pm
Tags Caucasian - Moderate-to-Conservative - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Missile Defense - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Free Trade - Pro- gun - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Choice - Pro-Social Security Privatization - Married - Latter Day Saints (Mormon) - Straight -
InfoIn January 2009, Jim Matheson was sworn in for a fifth term representing Utah’s Second Congressional District, which comprises the eastern half of Salt Lake County, the northern tip of Utah County and 14 eastern and southern Utah counties. It also includes the most populous southern Utah city—St. George.

Congressman Matheson serves on the House Energy & Commerce Committee, an exclusive committee with the broadest jurisdiction of any Congressional committee. The Energy and Commerce Committee deals with energy policy, consumer protection, food and drug safety, health care, air quality and environmental health, telecommunications and interstate and foreign commerce. Matheson is also a member of the House Science and Technology Committee.

During his tenure, Congressman Matheson has championed bipartisanship, looking to “reach across the aisle” for common sense solutions to issues. The Deseret News said, “Matheson isn’t the first member from the 2nd District to be more independent than their parties may like.” Of his record, the Salt Lake Tribune said, “it suggests that Matheson is just what he says he is—a Utah Democrat.”

Congressman Matheson is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of fiscally conservative House Democrats, with a reputation as a force to be reckoned with in the policy arena. He is a past Co-Chairman of the group.

Congressman Matheson is a sixth-generation Utahn who was born and reared in Salt Lake City. Jim, his sister and his two brothers all attended Salt Lake City public schools. He received his B.A. in government from Harvard University and his MBA from UCLA.

Before his election to Congress, he worked in the energy industry for 13 years for several local companies and in his own firm. His wife, Amy, is a pediatrician and they have two sons.


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11/10/2005-11/12/2005 Dan Jones & Associates 78.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 0.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)

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Feb 20, 2014 12:00pm News Matheson: Radical remedies may reduce partisanship  Article RBH 
Apr 02, 2010 08:00am Proposed Legislation Matheson wants to expand wilderness  Article Monsieur 
Mar 24, 2010 11:05pm General Matheson faces Dem backlash over reform  Article Jason 
Mar 04, 2010 11:55am News Matheson knocks down vote trading questions  Article Scott³ 
Jun 01, 2009 12:00pm Op-Ed by Candidate Anderson: Matheson mum on important issues  Article Craverguy 
Jan 05, 2004 12:00am Press Release Matheson Holds Perfect Voting Attendance Record in '03  Article User 13 

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FAMILY
Father Scott M. Matheson, Sr. 1929-1990
Brother Scott M. Matheson Jr. 1953-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/06/2012 UT - District 04 Won 48.84% (+0.31%)
  04/21/2012 UT District 4 - D Convention Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2010 UT - District 02 Won 50.66% (+4.72%)
  06/22/2010 UT District 2 - D Primary Won 67.26% (+34.52%)
  05/08/2010 UT District 2 - D Convention Won 55.00% (+10.00%)
  11/04/2008 UT - District 02 Won 63.35% (+28.88%)
  11/07/2006 UT - District 02 Won 59.00% (+21.70%)
  11/02/2004 UT - District 02 Won 54.76% (+11.54%)
  03/17/2004 UT - District 02 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 UT District 2 Won 49.43% (+0.73%)
  11/07/2000 UT District 2 Won 55.86% (+14.60%)
ENDORSEMENTS
US House Speaker - Jan 03, 2013 D John D. Dingell
US House Speaker - Jan 05, 2011 D Heath Shuler
US House Minority Leader - Nov 17, 2010 D Heath Shuler
UT Democratic Party Chair - May 07, 2005 D Wayne Holland
UT Amendment 3 (Marriage) - Nov 02, 2004 YES Yes
UT US President - D Primary - Feb 24, 2004 D Wesley K. Clark
US President - D Primaries - Jun 09, 2004 D Wesley K. Clark
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C00344721 Matheson for Congress $ 16841.59