Mark Udall

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Mark Udall
Mark Udall.jpg
U.S. Senate, Colorado
In office
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 6
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
United States House of Representatives
Colorado State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sWilliams College, 1972
Date of birthJuly 18, 1950
Place of birthTucson, AZ
Office website
Mark Udall (b. July 18, 1950) is a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Colorado. Udall was first elected to the Senate in 2008.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Udall is a "centrist Democrat ".[1]


Below is an abbreviated outline of Udall's academic, professional and political career:[2]

  • 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


  • 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



On November 4, 2008, Udall won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Bob Schaffer, Douglas Campbell, and Bob Kinsey in the general election.[3]

U.S. Senate, Colorado General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Udall 52.8% 1,230,994
     Republican Bob Schaffer 42.5% 990,755
     American Constitution Douglas Campbell 2.6% 59,733
     Green Bob Kinsey 2.1% 50,004
Total Votes 2,331,486

Campaign donors


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.[4]

His top 5 contributors between 2007-2008 were:


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 ranks 27th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Senatorial Staff Salaries and he ranks 69th overall of the lowest paid Senatorial Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Colorado ranks 18th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senate congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.[5]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by - The Center for Responsive Politics, 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 .[6]

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

The website Open Congress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Udall votes with the Democratic Party 89.4% of the time. This ranks 43rd among the 51 Senate Democrats in 2011.[7]

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Wayne Allard
U.S. Senate - Colorado
Succeeded by