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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Udall paid his congressional staff a total of $2,695,139 in 2011.  He ranked 27th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Senatorial Staff Salaries and he ranked 67th overall of the lowest paid Senatorial Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[New Mexico]] ranked 32nd in average salary for senatorial staff. The average [[U.S. Senate]] congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/513/Sen_Tom_Udall.html LegiStorm "Tom Udall"]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Udall paid his congressional staff a total of $2,695,139 in 2011.  He ranked 27th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Senatorial Staff Salaries and he ranked 67th overall of the lowest paid Senatorial Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[New Mexico]] ranked 32nd in average salary for senatorial staff. The average [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/513/Sen_Tom_Udall.html LegiStorm "Tom Udall"]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 17:11, 13 July 2013

Tom Udall
Tom Udall.jpg
U.S. Senate, New Mexico
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2009
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorPete V. Domenici (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next general November 4, 2014
Campaign $$9,660,385
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House of Representatives from New Mexico's 3rd district
1999-2009
Attorney General of New Mexico
1991–1999
Education
Bachelor'sPrescott College
J.D.University of New Mexico
OtherCambridge University (LL.B.)
Personal
BirthdayMay 18, 1948
Place of birthTucson, Arizona
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$2,668,017
ReligionThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Thomas Stewart "Tom" Udall (b. May 18, 1948) is a Democratic member of the United States Senate from New Mexico. He was first elected to the Senate in 2008.

Biography

Udall was born in Tucson, Arizona. He attended Prescott College, graduating with a pre-law degree in 1970. In 1975, he graduated from Cambridge University in England with a Bachelor of Law degree. That fall, he enrolled in the University of New Mexico School of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctor in 1977.[1]

Career

After graduating, Udall was Law Clerk to Chief Judge Oliver Seth of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. His legal career then included appointments as Assistant US Attorney in the criminal division and Chief Counsel to the Department of Health and Environment. A partnership followed in the Miller Law Firm.[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. Senate

2013-2014

Udall serves on the following Senate committees[3]:

  • Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government Members
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
    • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
  • Committee on Environment and Public Works
    • Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
    • Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health
    • Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
  • Committee on Foreign Relations
    • The Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Global Narcotics Affairs Chair
    • The Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs and International Environmental Protection, and Peace Corps
    • The Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs
    • The Subcommittee on African Affairs
  • Committee on Indian Affairs
  • Committee on Rules and Administration

2011-2012

Udall served on the following committees:[4]

  • Committee on Foreign Relations
    • Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, and International Environmental Protection
    • Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Global Narcotics Affairs
    • Subcommittee on African Affairs
  • Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    • Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security
    • Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet
    • Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation, and Export Promotion
    • Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance
    • Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security
  • Committee on Environment and Public Works
    • Subcommittee on Children’s Health and Environmental Responsibility (Chairman)
    • Subcommittee on Oversight
    • Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
    • Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife
  • Committee on Indian Affairs
  • Committee on Rules and Administration

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.[5]

Elections

2008

On November 4, 2008, Tom Udall won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Steve Pearce (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. Senate, New Mexico General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngTom Udall 61.3% 505,128
     Republican Steve Pearce 38.7% 318,522
Total Votes 823,650

[7]

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 $9,660,385 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 22, 2013.[13]

Tom Udall's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2008 US Senate (New Mexico) Won $7,447,684
2006 US House, New Mexico, District 3) Won $515,102
2004 US House, New Mexico, District 3) Won $493,951
2002 US House, New Mexico, District 3) Won $430,721
2000 US House, New Mexico, District 3) Won $772,927
Grand Total Raised $9,660,385

2008

Breakdown of the source of Udall's campaign funds before the 2008 election.
Udall was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2008. His campaign committee raised a total of $7,447,684 and spent $7,841,887.[14]

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".[15]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Udall missed 19 of 1,278 roll call votes from January 2009 to April 2013. This amounts to 1.5%, which is better than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving as of April 2013. [16]

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 $2,695,139 in 2011. He ranked 27th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Senatorial Staff Salaries and he ranked 67th overall of the lowest paid Senatorial Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, New Mexico ranked 32nd in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senate congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.[17]

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 $1,574,035 to $3,762,000. That averages to $2,668,017, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Senators in 2011 of $20,795,450. His average net worth increased by 4.57% from 2010.[18]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Udall's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,511,036 and $3,592,000. That averages to $2,551,518, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Senators in 2010 of $19,383,524.[19]

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 tied with one other Senator, ranking 1st in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. Senate.[20]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Udall was tied with four other members of the U.S. Senate ranking 5th in the liberal rankings among U.S. Senators.[21]

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, Harry Reid has voted with the Democratic Party 92.8% of the time, which ranked 36th among the 52 Senate Democratic members as of June 2013.[22]

2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Tom Udall has voted with the Democratic Party 95.4% of the time, which ranked 14th among the 51 Senate Democratic members as of November 2011.[23]

Recent news

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Personal

He is the son of Stewart Udall, who was Secretary of the Interior from 1961 to 1969, nephew of Arizona Congressman Morris Udall, first cousin of Colorado Senator Mark Udall, double second cousin of former Oregon Senator Gordon Smith, and second cousin of Utah Senator Mike Lee.[24] Tom is married to Jill Cooper and they have one grown daughter.[25]

External links


References

  1. Tom Udall, United States Senator for New Mexico "About Tom - Biography"
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "UDALL, Thomas (Tom), (1948 - )"
  3. Congressional Quarterly "Senate Committee List" Accessed January 22, 2013
  4. Tom Udall, United States Senator for New Mexico "About Tom - Committee Assignments"
  5. U.S. Senate "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  6. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  7. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008"
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Tom Udall," Accessed April 22, 2013
  14. Open Secrets "Tom Udall 2008 Election Data," Accessed October 31, 2011
  15. Gov Track "Tom Udall," Accessed July 5, 2013
  16. GovTrack, "Tom Udall," Accessed April 17, 2013
  17. LegiStorm "Tom Udall"
  18. OpenSecrets.org "Tom Udall (D-NM), 2011," accessed February 19, 2013
  19. OpenSecrets.org, "Udall, (D-New Mexico), 2010"
  20. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 6, 2013
  21. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  22. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  23. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  24. The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians "Uban to Underholz"
  25. Tom Udall, United States Senator for New Mexico "About Tom - Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
Pete Domenici
United States Senate - New Mexico
2009–Present
Succeeded by
-
Preceded by
Bill Redmond
U.S. House of Representatives - District 3
1999–2009
Succeeded by
Ben R. Luján
Preceded by
Harold Stratton
Attorney General of New Mexico
1991–1999
Succeeded by
Patricia Madrid