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  Lee, Mike
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationRepublican  
  2011-01-01  
 
NameMike Lee
Address854 Canterbury Lane
Alpine, Utah 84004, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born June 04, 1971 (47 years)
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifedRBH
Nov 06, 2016 11:47pm
Tags Caucasian - Very Conservative - Anti Environment - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Pro- gun - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Life - Pro-Smaller Government - Pro-Term Limits - Married - Latter Day Saints (Mormon) - Straight -
InfoElected in 2010 as Utah's 16th Senator, Mike Lee has spent his career defending the basic liberties of Americans and Utahns as a tireless advocate for our founding constitutional principles.

Senator Lee acquired a deep respect for the Constitution early on. His father, Rex Lee, who served as the Solicitor General under President Ronald Reagan, would often discuss varied aspects of judicial and constitutional doctrine around the kitchen table, from Due Process to the uses of Executive Plenary Power. He attended most of his father's arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court, giving him a unique, hands-on experience and understanding of government up close.

Lee graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science, and served as BYU's Student Body President in his senior year. He graduated from BYU's Law School in 1997 and went on to serve as law clerk to Judge Dee Benson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, and then with future Supreme Court Justice Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Court.

Lee spent several years as an attorney with the law firm Sidley & Austin specializing in appellate and Supreme Court litigation, and then served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Salt Lake City arguing cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Lee served the state of Utah as Governor Jon Huntsman's General Counsel and was later honored to reunite with Justice Alito, now on the Supreme Court, for a one-year clerkship. He returned to private practice in 2007.

Throughout his career, Lee earned a reputation as an outstanding practitioner of the law based on his sound judgment, abilities in the courtroom, and thorough understanding of the Constitution.

Today, Lee fights to preserve America's proud founding document in the United States Senate. He advocates efforts to support constitutionally limited government, fiscal responsibility, individual liberty, and economic prosperity.

Lee is a member of the Judiciary Committee, and serves as ranking Member of the Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee protecting business competition and personal freedom.

He also oversees issues critical to Utah as the top Republican on the Water and Power Subcommittee of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He serves on the Foreign Relations Committee and the Joint Economic Committee, as well.

Lee and his wife Sharon live in Alpine, Utah, with their three children. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a two-year mission for the Church in the Texas Rio Grande Valley.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
01/01/2017-03/31/2017 Morning Consult 56.00% ( 0.0) 27.00% ( 0.0) 17.00% ( 0.0)
08/19/2016-08/21/2016 Public Policy Polling 42.00% ( 7.0) 34.00% ( 3.0) 24.00% ( 10.0)
07/08/2011-07/10/2011 Public Policy Polling 35.00% ( 0.0) 31.00% ( 0.0) 34.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
10/15/2014-10/22/2014 Brigham Young University 50.00% ( 0.0) 44.00% ( 0.0) 6.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
Title Purchase Contributor
The Freedom Agenda: Why a Balanced Budget Amendment is Necessary to Restore Constitutional Government  Purchase Craverguy 

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jan 14, 2011 09:00am Speech Sen. Mike Lee Calls Child Labor Laws Unconstitutional   Article RP 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 0.00000 Average

FAMILY
Father Rex E. Lee 1935-1996
Grandfather Rex Lee 1904-1934
Great-Grandfather J. David Lee 1851-1922
Grand Aunt Lousia Lee 1893-1974
1st Cousin Once Removed Stewart L. Udall 1920-2010
2nd Cousin Tom Udall 1948-
1st Cousin Once Removed Morris K. "Mo" Udall 1922-1998
2nd Cousin Mark Udall 1950-
Grand Aunt Lela Lee 1895-1976
Brother Thomas R. Lee 1964-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  01/01/3000 Supreme Court - Associate Justice ???
  01/03/2019 Joint Economic Committee Chairman Won 60.00% (+20.00%)
  01/03/2019 Commerce Committee - Seat 10 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2019 Energy Committee - Seat 3 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2017 Joint Economic Committee Chairman Won 60.00% (+20.00%)
  01/03/2017 Commerce Committee - Seat 9 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2017 Energy Committee - Seat 3 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/2016 UT US Senate Won 68.15% (+41.09%)
  04/23/2016 UT US Senate - R Convention Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2015 Armed Services Committee - Seat 11 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2015 Energy Committee - Seat 3 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2010 UT US Senate Won 61.56% (+28.79%)
  06/22/2010 UT US Senate - R Primary Won 51.20% (+2.39%)
  05/08/2010 UT US Senate - R Convention Won 28.97% (+0.00%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  02/14/2019 US Attorney General Lost 0.00% (-54.55%)
ENDORSEMENTS
VA US Senate - R Primary - Jun 12, 2018 R Nicholas J. Freitas
MT US Senate - R Primary - Jun 05, 2018 R Matthew M. Rosendale, Sr.
OH Governor - R Primary - May 08, 2018 R Mary Taylor
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 23, 2018 NPA Reject
FBI Director - Aug 01, 2017 D Merrick B. Garland
FL US Senate - R Primary - Aug 30, 2016 R Ron DeSantis
FL US Senate - R Primary - Aug 30, 2016 R Marco Rubio
UT US President - R Caucus - Mar 22, 2016 R Ted Cruz
Third Circuit Court Judge - Jan 11, 2016 NPA Reject
US Attorney General - Apr 23, 2015 NPA Reject
AL District 06 - R Primary - Jun 03, 2014 R Chad Mathis
US Ambassador to the United Nations - Aug 01, 2013 NPA Reject
AZ US Senate - R Primary - Aug 28, 2012 R Jeff Flake
WI US Senate - R Primary - Aug 14, 2012 R Mark Neumann
FL US Senate - R Primary - Aug 14, 2012 R Connie Mack IV
MO US Senate - R Primary - Aug 07, 2012 R Sarah Steelman
ME US Senate - R Primary - Jun 12, 2012 R Bruce Poliquin
TX US Senate - R Primary - May 29, 2012 R Ted Cruz
TX US Senate - R Primary - May 29, 2012 R Ted Cruz
KY District 4 - R Primary - May 22, 2012 R Thomas Massie
NE US Senate - R Primary - May 15, 2012 R Don Stenberg
UT Attorney General - R Convention - Apr 21, 2012 R John Swallow
MD US Senate - R Primary - Apr 03, 2012 R Daniel Bongino
US Senate Republican Conference Vice Chairman - Dec 13, 2011 R Ron Johnson
US Secretary of Commerce - Oct 20, 2011 NPA Reject
Solicitor General of the United States - Jun 06, 2011 D Donald B. Verrilli, Jr.