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Revision as of 13:29, 28 October 2013

Mark Udall
Mark Udall.jpg
U.S. Senate, Colorado
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorWayne Allard (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next general November 4, 2014
Campaign $$16,850,055
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
United States House of Representatives
1999-2008
Colorado State House of Representatives
1997-1998
Education
Bachelor'sWilliams College, 1972
Personal
BirthdayJuly 18, 1950
Place of birthTucson, AZ
ProfessionEducator
Net worth$1,475,531
ReligionUnspecified
Websites
Office website
Mark Udall (b. July 18, 1950, in Tucson, Arizona) is a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Colorado. Udall was first elected to the Senate in 2008. He defeated Bob Schaffer (R), Douglas Campbell (American Constitution), Bob Kinsey (G) and three write-in candidates in the general election.

Udall began his political career in 1996, winning election to the Colorado House of Representatives. He served one term in the state house and then won election to the U.S. House in 1998. Udall served in that position until his election to the Senate in 2008.

Udall is set to run for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Udall is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Udall's academic, professional and political career:[1]

  • 1972: Graduated from Williams College with B.A.
  • 1974: Field coordinator, Morris K. Udall for President
  • 1985-1995: Executive director, Colorado Outward Bound School
  • 1996-1998: Colorado House of Representatives
  • 1999-2009: U.S. Representative from Colorado
  • 2009-Present: U.S. Senator from Colorado

Committee assignments

U.S. Senate

2013-2014

Udall serves on the following committees:[2]

2011-2012

  • Armed Services
    • Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
    • Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
    • Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
  • Energy and Natural Resources
    • Subcommittee on Energy
    • Subcommittee on National Parks, Chair
    • Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests
  • Intelligence
  • Aging

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[3] The Senate has confirmed 16,878 out of 19,009 executive nominations received thus far (88.8%). For more information pertaining to Udall's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[4]

National security

John Brennan CIA nomination

Voted "Yes" Udall voted for the confirmation of John Brennan as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The nomination was confirmed by the Senate on March 7, 2013, with a vote of 63 - 34. Most Democrats supported the nomination, while Republicans were somewhat divided with roughly one-third supporting the nomination.[5]

Economy

No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013

Voted "Yes" Udall voted for H.R.325 -- No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013. The bill passed the Senate on January 31, 2013, with a vote of 64 - 34. The purpose of the bill was to temporarily suspended the debt ceiling and withhold the pay of members of Congress until a budget could be passed. The vote largely followed party lines with Democrats overwhelmingly supporting it and many Republicans in opposition to the bill.[6]

Immigration

Completion of fence along Mexico border

Voted "No" Udall voted against Senate Amendment 1197 -- Requires the Completion of the Fence Along the United States-Mexico Border. The amendment was rejected by the Senate on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 39 - 54. The purpose of the amendment was to require the completion of 350 miles of fence described in the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 before registered provisional immigrant status may be granted. It would also require 700 miles of fence be completed before the status of registered provisional immigrants may be changed to permanent resident status. The vote followed party lines.[7]

Social Issues

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013

Voted "Yes" Udall voted for S.47 -- Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. The bill was passed by the Senate on February 12, 2013, with a vote of 78 - 22. The purpose of the bill was to combat violence against women, from domestic violence to international trafficking in persons. All 22 dissenting votes were cast by Republicans.[8]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Udall voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. The bill was passed in the Senate by a 89 - 8 vote on January 1, 2013.[9]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Colorado, 2014

Udall is set to run for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Democratic nomination. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Udall is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Udall raised a total of $16,850,055 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[16]

Mark Udall's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2008 US Senate (Colorado) Won $11,667,048
2006 US House (Colorado, District 2) Won $1,512,865
2004 US House (Colorado, District 2) Won $1,122,459
2002 US House (Colorado, District 2) Won $1,144,547
2000 US House (Colorado, District 2) Won $1,403,136
Grand Total Raised $16,850,055

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Udall's reports.[17]

Mark Udall (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[18]April 18, 2013$1,358,707.07$1,595,645.64$(405,728.39)$2,548,624.32
July Quarterly[19]July 15, 2013$2,548,624.32$1,345,544.51$(460,351.33)$3,433,817.50
October Quarterly[20]October 15, 2013$3,433,817.50$1,143,765.56$(436,501.20)$4,141,081.86
Running totals
$4,084,955.71$(1,302,580.92)

2013

Top recipients of lobbyist contributions

On a list of Top 10 Recipients of Contributions from Lobbyists in 2013 from Open Secrets, Udall ranked 5th on the list with $79,850 in lobbyist contributions.[21]

2008

Breakdown of the source of Udall's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Udall won re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2008. During that re-election cycle, Udall's campaign committee raised a total of $11,667,048 and spent $12,867,562.[22]

His top 5 contributors between 2007-2008 were:


Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Udall is a "rank-and-file Democrat" as of June 2013.[23]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[24]

Udall most often votes with:

Udall least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Udall missed 21 of 1,274 roll call votes from January 2009 to March 2013. This amounts to 1.6%, which is better than the median of 1.7% among current senators as of March 2013.[25]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Udall paid his congressional staff a total of $2,705,295 in 2011. He ranked 27th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic senatorial staff salaries and ranked 69th overall of the lowest paid senatorial staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Colorado ranked 18th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senate congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.[26]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Udall's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $664,062 and $2,287,000. That averages to $1,475,531, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic senators in 2011 of $20,795,450. His average net worth increased by 4.98% from 2010.[27]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Udalls's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $685,048 and $2,126,000. That averages to $448,824, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic senators in 2010 of $19,383,524 .[28]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Udall ranked 39th in the liberal rankings among U.S. senators in 2012.[29]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Udall ranked 30th in the liberal rankings among U.S. senators.[30]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Udall has voted with the Democratic Party 94.9% of the time, which ranked 28th among the 52 Senate Democratic members as of June 2013.[31]

Personal

Udall and his wife, Maggie Fox, have two children.

Udall's brother, James “Randy” Udall, has been missing since June 28, 2013, following a solo backpacking trip.[32]

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Mark Udall," Accessed October 20, 2011
  2. Congressional Quarterly "Senate Committee List" Accessed January 22, 2013
  3. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  4. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  5. Project Vote Smart, "PN 48 - Nomination of John Brennan to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency - Voting Record," accessed September 25, 2013
  6. Project Vote Smart, "HR 325 - To Ensure the Complete and Timely Payment of the Obligations of the United States Government Until May 19, 2013 - Voting Record," accessed September 25, 2013
  7. Project Vote Smart, "S Amdt 1197 - Requires the Completion of the Fence Along the United States-Mexico Border - Voting Record," accessed September 25, 2013
  8. Project Vote Smart, "S 47 - Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 - Voting Record," accessed September 25, 2013
  9. U.S. Senate "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Mark Udall," Accessed March 25, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission "Mark Udall Summary Report," Accessed July 22, 2013
  18. 'Federal Election Commission "Mark Udall April Quarterly," Accessed July 22, 2013
  19. 'Federal Election Commission "Mark Udall July Quarterly," Accessed July 22, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission "Mark Udall October Quarterly," Accessed October 28, 2013
  21. Open Secrets "Top Recipients of Lobbyists Cash in 2013" Accessed July 3, 2013
  22. Open Secrets "Mark Udall 2008 Election Cycle," Accessed October 22 2011
  23. Gov Track "Mark Udall," Accessed June 7, 2013
  24. OpenCongress, "Mark Udall," Accessed July 30, 2013
  25. GovTrack, "Mark Udall," Accessed April 2, 2013
  26. LegiStorm "Mark Udall"
  27. OpenSecrets.org, "Udall, (D-Colorado), 2011"
  28. OpenSecrets.org, "Udall, (D-Colorado), 2010"
  29. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  30. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: Senate," February 23, 2012
  31. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  32. The Washington Post, "Brother of Sen. Mark Udall missing," July 2, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Wayne Allard
U.S. Senate - Colorado
2009-Present
Succeeded by
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