July 24, 2014

Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah)

  • District: Senior Senator from Utah
  • Residence: Salt Lake City
  • Born: March 22, 1934; Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Religion: Mormon
  • Family: Wife, Elaine Hatch; six children
  • Education: Brigham Young U., B.S. 1959 (history); U. of Pittsburgh, J.D. 1962
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Sought Republican nomination for president, 2000; U.S. Senate, 1977-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1976 (7th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Finance - Ranking Member (Health Care; International Trade, Customs & Global Competitiveness; Taxation & IRS Oversight); Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Children & Families; Employment & Workplace Safety); Judiciary (Constitution, Civil Rights & Human Rights; Immigration, Refugees & Border Security; Oversight, Federal Rights & Agency Actions - Ranking Member; Privacy, Technology & the Law); Special Aging; Joint Taxation
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State Information: Utah

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Orrin Hatch (R) 657,608 65.3%
Scott Howell (D) 301,873 30%
Shaun McCausland (CNSTP) 31,905 3.2%
Daniel Geery (UJP) 8,342 0.8%
Bill Barron (NPA) 7,172 0.7%
JoAnn Secrist (WRI) 1  
2006 general Orrin Hatch (R) 356,238 62.4%
Pete Ashdown (D) 177,459 31.1%
Scott Bradley (CNSTP) 21,526 3.8%
Roger Price (PC) 9,089 1.6%
Dave Seely (LIBERT) 4,428 0.8%
Julian Hatch (DG) 2,512 0.4%
2000 general Orrin Hatch (R) 504,803 65.6%
Scott Howell (D) 242,569 31.5%
Carlton Bowen (AMI) 11,938 1.6%
Jim Dexter (LIBERT) 10,394 1.4%
1994 general Orrin G. Hatch (R) 357,297 68.8%
Patrick A. Shea (D) 146,938 28.3%
Craig Oliver (I) 9,550 1.8%
Gary R. Van Horn (AM) 2,543 0.5%
Nelson Gonzalez (SW) 1,514 0.3%
Lawrence Rey Topham (IA) 1,462 0.3%
1988 general Orrin G. Hatch (R) 430,089 67.1%
Brian H. Moss (D) 203,364 31.7%
1982 general Orrin G. Hatch (R) 309,332 58.3%
Ted Wilson (D) 219,482 41.3%
1976 general Orrin G. Hatch (R) 290,221 53.7%
Frank Moss (D) 241,948 44.8%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 34.41% John McCain: 62.58%
2012 + : 24.85% : 72.75%
2004 John Kerry: 26% George W. Bush: 72%
2000 Al Gore: 26% George W. Bush: 67%
1996 Bill Clinton: 33% Robert Dole: 54%
1992 Bill Clinton: 25% George H. W. Bush: 43%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 32% George H. W. Bush: 66%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 25% :
+ Nearly complete, unofficial returns