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Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah)

  • District: 4th District, Central
  • Residence: Salt Lake City
  • Born: March 21, 1960; Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Religion: Mormon
  • Family: Wife, Amy Matheson; two children
  • Education: Harvard U., A.B. 1982 (government); U. of California, Los Angeles, M.B.A. 1987
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: No previous office; U.S. House, 2001-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2000 (7th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Communications & Technology; Health)
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State Information: 4th District, Central

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general (UT-04 representative) Jim Matheson (D) 119,803 48.8%
Mia Love (R) 119,035 48.5%
Jim Vein (LIBERT) 6,439 2.6%
2010 general (UT-02 representative) Jim Matheson (D) 127,151 50.5%
Morgan Philpot (R) 116,001 46.1%
Randall Hinton (CNSTP) 4,578 1.8%
Dave Glissmeyer (UNA) 2,391 0.9%
Wayne Hill (UNA) 1,726 0.7%
2008 general (UT-02 representative) Jim Matheson (D) 220,666 63.4%
Bill Dew (R) 120,083 34.5%
Matthew Arndt (LIBERT) 4,576 1.3%
Dennis Emery (CNSTP) 3,000 0.9%
2006 general (UT-02 representative) Jim Matheson (D) 133,231 59%
LaVar Christensen (R) 84,234 37.3%
W. Perry (CNSTP) 3,395 1.5%
Bob Brister (GREEN) 3,338 1.5%
Austin Lett (LIBERT) 1,620 0.7%
2004 general (UT-02 representative) Jim Matheson (D) 187,250 54.8%
John Swallow (R) 147,778 43.2%
Jeremy Petersen (C) 3,541 1%
Patrick Diehl (GREEN) 2,189 0.6%
Ronald Amos (PC) 1,210 0.4%
2002 general (UT-02 representative) Jim Matheson (D) 110,764 49.4%
John Swallow (R) 109,123 48.7%
Patrick Diehl (GREEN) 2,589 1.2%
Ron Copier (LIBERT) 1,622 0.7%
2000 general (UT-02 representative) Jim Matheson (D) 145,021 55.9%
Derek Smith (R) 107,114 41.3%
Bruce Bangerter (IA) 4,704 1.8%
Peter Pixton (LIBERT) 2,165 0.8%
Steven Voris (X) 597 0.2%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 30% Mitt Romney: 67%
2008 Barack Obama: 41% John McCain: 56%

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