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  Udall, Tom
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<-  2009-06-01  
 
NameTom Udall
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Santa Fe, New Mexico , United States
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Born May 18, 1948 (69 years)
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Sep 26, 2017 10:45pm
Tags Caucasian - Very Liberal - Anti-Tort Reform - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor - Protectionist - Married - Latter Day Saints (Mormon) -
InfoTom Udall became New Mexico's 17th United States Senator on January 6, 2009 after two decades of public service as U.S. Representative and New Mexico's State Attorney General. Throughout his career, Tom has earned a reputation as a principled leader who has the integrity to do what is right for New Mexico and our nation.

Born to Stewart and Lee Udall in Tucson, Arizona on May 18, 1948, Tom's roots in New Mexico are deep. His grandmother Louise Lee was born in Luna, NM during territorial days and was part of a ranching family in what is now Catron County. Her family used to drive cattle down the White Mountains to the railroad in Magdalena.

In 1970, Tom began attending Prescott College in Arizona, where he earned his undergraduate degree. After receiving his Bachelor of Laws Degree from Cambridge University in 1975, Tom chose to make New Mexico his permanent home. He attended University of New Mexico Law School and graduated in 1977. Tom then served as a Law Clerk to Chief Justice Oliver Seth of the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and became a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's criminal division. As Chief Counsel to the New Mexico Department of Health and Environment, Tom also fought for stronger environmental and health protections.

These experiences helped Tom realize he could personally make a difference for New Mexicans through elected office. In 1990, New Mexicans chose Tom as their Attorney General. Elected with broad support, he fought to protect consumers against fraud and fighting for our state's most vulnerable citizens. He made fighting DWI and domestic violence a priority and working with the Legislature, enacted tougher laws against offenders. He also worked to protect consumers, especially senior citizens, from rampant telemarketing and other forms of fraud. Additionally, Tom made ethics a trademark issue, increasing transparency in government and prosecuting corrupt politicians, even members of his own party. In 1994, Tom was elected to a second term as Attorney General.

In 1998, Tom was elected to represent the 3rd Congressional District of New Mexico in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the House, Tom wrote and passed legislation to establish a national renewable electricity standard, which would spur the creation of good jobs, reinvigorate our economy, and reduce global warming emissions. He has been a champion of expanding preventive health care. He voted against the Iraq War and continues to call for the responsible redeployment of our troops from Iraq. Tom has also consistently championed tougher ethics laws both as Attorney General and in Congress where he voted to create an independent commission to investigate corruption among members of Congress.

A decade later, Tom Udall was elected and sworn in as New Mexico's junior senator. In the Senate, he serves on four committees, including the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, the Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), the Committee on Indian Affairs, and the Committee on Rules and Administration. Tom's work on the Commerce Committee focuses on a variety of issues ranging from greater broadband deployment and consumer protection to encouraging innovation and promoting science, and oversight and expansion of the nation's communications infrastructure. In his role on EPW, Tom continues his important work on energy and environmental issues. On the Indian Affairs Committee, he carries on his longtime mission of helping shape the unique matters concerning Native Americans, including economic development, trust responsibilities, land management, Indian education and health programs. Through the Rules Committee, Tom is working to reform government and Congress to better work for the American people, not the special interests.

Tom is married to Jill Cooper and they have one grown daughter. In Tom's spare time he enjoys tennis, fly-fishing, mountain climbing and staying involved in his community.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
01/01/2017-03/31/2017 Morning Consult 53.00% ( 0.0) 31.00% ( 0.0) 16.00% ( 0.0)
09/28/2016-10/03/2016 Survey USA 52.00% ( 2.0) 29.00% ( 7.0) 18.00% ( 9.0)
12/11/2011-12/13/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 51.00% ( 3.0) 33.00% ( 2.0) 16.00% ( 5.0)
06/23/2011-06/26/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 48.00% ( 8.0) 31.00% ( 0.0) 21.00% ( 8.0)
02/04/2011-02/06/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 56.00% ( 8.0) 31.00% ( 5.0) 13.00% ( 3.0)
02/18/2010-02/20/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 48.00% ( 0.0) 36.00% ( 0.0) 16.00% ( 0.0)
09/27/2009-09/28/2009 Survey USA 54.00% ( 0.0) 36.00% ( 1.0) 9.00% ( 2.0)
07/17/2009-07/19/2009 Survey USA 54.00% ( 5.0) 35.00% ( 5.0) 11.00% ( 1.0)
06/12/2009-06/14/2009 Survey USA 59.00% ( 4.0) 30.00% ( 6.0) 10.00% ( 3.0)
01/20/2009-02/21/2009 Survey USA 63.00% ( 0.0) 24.00% ( 0.0) 13.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
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EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
May 17, 2011 06:00pm Proposed Legislation Senator Tom Udall to co-sponsor repeal of DOMA  Article RP 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 6.00000 Average

FAMILY
Father Stewart L. Udall 1920-2010
Grandfather Levi Stewart Udall 1891-1960
Great-Grandfather David King Udall 1851-1938
Grand Uncle John H. Udall 1889-1959
1st Cousin Once Removed Nicholas Udall 1913-2005
Grand Uncle Jesse Addison Udall 1893-1980
1st Cousin Once Removed Jessica Udall Smith 1918-2001
2nd Cousin Milan D. Smith Jr. 1942-
2nd Cousin Gordon Smith 1952-
Uncle Morris K. "Mo" Udall 1922-1998
1st Cousin Mark Udall 1950-
Grandmother Lousia Lee 1893-1974
Great-Grandfather J. David Lee 1851-1922
Grand Aunt Lela Lee 1895-1976
Grand Uncle Rex Lee 1904-1934
1st Cousin Once Removed Rex E. Lee 1935-1996
2nd Cousin Thomas R. Lee 1964-
2nd Cousin Mike Lee 1971-

INFORMATION LINKS
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RACES
  01/03/2017 US Senate Indian Affairs Committee Chair Lost 46.67% (-6.67%)
  11/04/2014 NM US Senate Won 55.56% (+11.12%)
  06/03/2014 NM US Senate - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 Appropriations Committee Seat 13 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 Environment Committee Seat 7 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 NM US Senate Won 61.33% (+22.66%)
  06/03/2008 NM US Senate - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/15/2008 NM US Senate - D Convention Won 93.31% (+86.62%)
  11/07/2006 NM - District 03 Won 74.64% (+49.27%)
  06/06/2006 NM - District 03 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 NM - District 03 Won 69.82% (+39.64%)
  11/05/2002 NM District 3 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2000 NM District 3 Won 67.18% (+34.36%)
  06/06/2000 NM District 3 - D Primary Won 82.61% (+65.21%)
  11/03/1998 NM District 03 Won 53.16% (+9.89%)
  06/02/1998 NM District 03 - D Primary Won 44.03% (+8.38%)
  11/08/1994 NM Attorney General Won 60.92% (+21.84%)
  11/06/1990 NM Attorney General Won 67.59% (+35.17%)
  06/05/1990 NM Attorney General - D Primary Won 35.95% (+5.30%)
  11/08/1988 NM District 01 Lost 47.28% (-3.29%)
  06/07/1988 NM District 1 - D Primary Won 24.92% (+4.02%)
  06/08/1982 NM District 03 - D Primary Lost 13.50% (-22.72%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 23, 2018 R Jerome H. Powell
US Ambassador to the Holy See - Oct 16, 2017 NPA Reject
US Director of National Intelligence - Mar 15, 2017 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Energy - Mar 02, 2017 R Rick Perry
US Secretary of the Interior - Mar 01, 2017 R Ryan Zinke
US Secretary of Commerce - Feb 27, 2017 NPA Reject
US Ambassador to the United Nations - Jan 24, 2017 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Homeland Security - Jan 20, 2017 NPA Reject
US Attorney General - Apr 23, 2015 D Loretta Lynch
C.I.A. Director - Mar 07, 2013 N John O. Brennan
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 I Sonia Sotomayor
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 D Eric Holder
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Bill Richardson