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

  • District: Senior Senator from New Mexico
  • Residence: Santa Fe
  • Born: May 18, 1948; Tucson, Ariz.
  • Religion: Mormon
  • Family: Wife, Jill Z. Cooper; one child
  • Education: Prescott College, B.A. 1970 (government & political science); Cambridge U., B.L.L. 1975; U. of New Mexico, J.D. 1977
  • Military Service: None
  • 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, 1999-2009; U.S. Senate, 2009-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2008 (1st term); Defeated Steve Pearce, R, to succeed Pete V. Domenici, R, who retired
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture; Energy-Water; Financial Services - Chairman; Interior-Environment; Military Construction-VA; Transportation-HUD); Environment & Public Works (Clean Air & Nuclear Safety; Superfund, Toxics & Environmental Health - Chairman; Transportation & Infrastructure); Foreign Relations (African Affairs; East Asian & Pacific Affairs; International Development; Western Hemisphere & Global Narcotics Affairs - Chairman); Indian Affairs; Rules & Administration; Joint Printing
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State Information: New Mexico

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2008 general Tom Udall (D) 505,128 61.3%
Steve Pearce (R) 318,522 38.7%
2002 general Pete Domenici (R) 314,193 65%
Gloria Tristani (D) 168,863 35%
1996 general Pete V. Domenici (R) 357,171 64.7%
Art Trujillo (D) 164,356 29.8%
Abraham J. Gutmann (GREEN) 24,230 4.4%
Bruce M. Bush (LIBERT) 6,064 1.1%
1990 general Pete V. Domenici (R) 296,712 73%
Tom R. Benavides (D) 110,033 27%
1984 general Pete V. Domenici (R) 361,371 72%
Judith A. Pratt (D) 141,253 28%
1978 general Pete V. Domenici (R) 183,442 53%
Toney Anaya (D) 160,045 47%
1972 general Pete V. Domenici (R) 204,253 54%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 56.91% John McCain: 41.78%
2012 : 52.99% : 42.84%
2004 John Kerry: 49% George W. Bush: 50%
2000 Al Gore: 48% George W. Bush: 48%
1996 Bill Clinton: 49% Robert Dole: 41%
1992 Bill Clinton: 46% George H. W. Bush: 37%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 47% George H. W. Bush: 52%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 39% :

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