April 23, 2014
Will retire at end of current term (announced Dec. 17, 2013);

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 Jim Matheson (D) 119,803 48.8%
Mia Love (R) 119,035 48.5%
Jim Vein (LIBERT) 6,439 2.6%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 30% Mitt Romney: 67%
2008 Barack Obama: 41% John McCain: 56%