Mark Udall

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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) 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]

Career

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

2013-2014

Udall serves on the following committees[3]:

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

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.[4]

Elections

2008

On November 4, 2008, Mark Udall won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Bob Schaffer (R), Douglas Campbell (American Constitution), Bob Kinsey (G) and three write-in candidates in the general election.[5]

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
     Write-in Buddy Moore 0% 116
     Write-in Gary Cooper 0% 10
     Write-in Bruce Lohmiller 0% 9
Total Votes 2,331,621

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.[11]

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

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.[12]

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.[13]

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.[14]

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.[15]

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 - The Center for Responsive Politics, 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.[16]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - 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 .[17]

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.[18]

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.[19]

Voting with party

2013

Udall voted with the Democratic Party 94.9% of the time, which ranked 28th among the 52 Senate Democratic members as of June 2013.[20]

Recent news

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Personal

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

External links


References

  1. Gov Track "Mark Udall," Accessed April 21, 2012
  2. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Mark Udall," Accessed October 20, 2011
  3. Congressional Quarterly "Senate Committee List" Accessed January 22, 2013
  4. U.S. Senate "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  5. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  6. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  7. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Mark Udall," Accessed March 25, 2013
  12. Open Secrets "Mark Udall 2008 Election Cycle," Accessed October 22 2011
  13. Gov Track "Mark Udall," Accessed June 7, 2013
  14. GovTrack, "Mark Udall," Accessed April 2, 2013
  15. LegiStorm "Mark Udall"
  16. OpenSecrets.org, "Udall, (D-Colorado), 2011"
  17. OpenSecrets.org, "Udall, (D-Colorado), 2010"
  18. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  19. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: Senate," February 23, 2012
  20. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Wayne Allard
U.S. Senate - Colorado
2009-Present
Succeeded by
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