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Mark Udall currently serves as a U.S. Senator for Colorado

Mark Emery Udall, a Democrat, has represented Colorado in the U.S. Senate since 2009. He won the seat vacated by Sen. Wayne Allard (R-Colo.), who had stated that he would not seek a third term. Previously Udall represented the 2nd District of Colorado in the House of Representatives from 1999-08. That district was based in Boulder and included most of Denver's northwestern suburbs, along with several ski resorts. (map) [1]

Record and controversies

General information about important bills and votes for can be found in Congresspedia's articles on legislation. You can add information you find on how Mark Udall voted by clicking the "[edit]" link to the right and typing it in. Remember to cite your sources!

Iraq War

Udall voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[2]

In late June 2007, Rep. Udall, along with Reps. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), Christopher Shays (R-Conn.), Michael McCaul (R-Texas), and Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.), issued a letter to President Bush, urging him to reconstitute the Iraq Study Group. The bipartisan group referred to a provision included in the Foreign Operations appropriations bill passed by the House to provide $1 million to the U.S. Institute for Peace to reestablish the Iraq Study Group. The members worried whether the President would sign the bill with that amendment included. Rep. Udall stated that allowing the group to update their report would give the President, Congress, and the public an independent perspective on the situation in Iraq to compare with the report due by General Petraeus in September.

Main article: Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008
For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Weather modification

The Weather Modification Research and Technology Transfer Authorization Act of 2005 (H.R.2995), was introduced June 20, 2005 by Rep. Mark Udall. It was a companion bill to the Senate's Weather Modification Research and Technology Transfer Authorization Act of 2005 (S.517), 1st Session, 109th Congress, on the floor of the U.S. Senate. The bill would establish the Weather Modification Operations and Research Board to overlook weather modification research.

Main article: Weather Modification Research and Technology Transfer Authorization Act of 2005

Issue positions

Abortion

Udall is pro-choice; he strongly supports the Supreme Court's ruling in Roe v. Wade. [1]

Animal rights and wildlife issues

Udall has voted for the interests of the Humane Society 100 percent of the time. [2]

Civil rights

Udall supported the interests of the National Council of La Raza, the Human Rights Campaign, and the United Latin American Citizens. Udall has backed these interests 100 percent of the time. He strongly believes in providing civil rights to humans, and not taking them away. [3]

Education

Udall has supported the interests of the National Education Association 100 percent of the time. He has promoted the idea of quality public education and pursued advancements in the profession of education. [4]

Health care

Udall has supported the interests of the American Public Health Association, as well as the National Breast Cancer Coalition 100 percent of the time. Udall wishes to create a smoke-free environment and give government aid to all those who cannot afford health care. [5]

Bio

Udall was born July 18, 1950 in Tucson, Arizona, the son of Morris "Mo" Udall, a former congressman from Arizona and candidate for the Democratic Presidential nomination in 1976. He is a cousin of Congressman Tom Udall of New Mexico and Senator Gordon Harold Smith of Oregon, and nephew of former Interior Secretary Stewart Udall.

Mark Udall graduated from Williams College in 1972 and moved to Colorado. He was a faculty member at Colorado's Outward Bound School for 20 years, the last ten as executive director.

After only one term in the Colorado House of Representatives, Udall won the Democratic nomination for the 2nd District in 1998 after 12-year incumbent David Skaggs retired. The race was unexpectedly close, with Udall only defeating Boulder's Republican mayor, Bob Greenlee, by two points. However, he has since been reelected three times with little trouble.

Udall announced in 2004 that he would run for the Senate against Republican incumbent Wayne Allard in 2008.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated Rick Mancuso to face Udall in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [6] Udall retained his seat.

2008 elections

Following the announcement by Sen. Wayne Allard (R-Colo.) that he would not seek re-election in 2008, Udall announced his intention to seek the Democratic nomination for Allard's Senate seat in the 2008 congressional elections which Udall then won and then went on to win the general election for Senator.[3][4][5][6]

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This information was gathered by volunteer researchers as part of the Superdelegate Transparency Project on the superdelegates for the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. For more info see the Colorado superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.


Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, Mark Udall, as a superdelegate, had not endorsed a candidate for President.

  • For more information and sources, see the state page for this superdelegate linked to in the blue box above.

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00008051&cycle=2006</crpcontribdata>

Links to more campaign contribution information for Mark Udall
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Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals

Committees and affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and caucuses

  • Congressional Fitness Caucus
  • Vice President, Democratic Freshman Class
  • Democratic Homeland Security Task Force
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization Parliamentary Assembly
  • Co Chair, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus

Boards and other affiliations

More background data

Wikipedia also has an article on Mark Udall. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
240 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-0602
Phone: 202-225-2161
Fax: 202-226-7840
Web Email
Website

District Office- Minturn:
291 Main Street, PO Box 325
Minturn, CO 81645
Phone: 970-827-4154
Fax: 970-827-4138

District Office- Westminster:
8601 Turnpike Drive, Suite 206
Westminster, CO 80031
Phone: 303-650-7820
Fax: 303-650-7827

Twitter

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles

Sources

  1. About Mark Udall, Senate.gov, accessed December 2010.
  2. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
  3. 2008 Race Tracker page on Colorado's Senate Race
  4. Official Mark Udall Senate campaign website
  5. "Udall Files for Senate, Reports $1.5 Million," ColoradoPols, April 16, 2007.
  6. Ed Sealover, " Shift puts key state issues in question," Colorado Springs Gazette, November 8, 2006.
  7. Directors, Environmental Law Institute, accessed June 5, 2009.

External resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

External articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. Senate
111th Congress
Leadership Position:
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
Committees: Senate Special Committee on Aging, Senate Committee on Armed Services, Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
Congressional Fitness Caucus, Vice President of the Democratic Freshman Class, Democratic Homeland Security Task Force, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Parliamentary Assembly, Co Chair of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
Committees: House Committee on Armed Services, House Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Readiness, House Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Terrorism Unconventional Threats and Capabilities, House Committee on Natural Resources, House Committee on Natural Resources/Subcommittee on National Parks Forests and Public Lands, House Committee on Natural Resources/Subcommittee on Water and Power, House Committee on Science and Technology, House Committee on Science and Technology/Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, House Committee on Science and Technology/Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
Next Election:
November 4, 2014
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Colorado House, U.S. House of Representatives
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 7340 East Caley, #215, Englewood, Colorado 80111
Phone: 303-220-7414 / Fax: 303-220-8126
2. 5401 Stone Creek Circle, Suite 203, Loveland, Colorado 80538
Phone: 970-461-3530 / Fax: 970-461-3658
3. 111 South Tejon, Suite 300, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
Phone: 719-634-6071 / Fax: 719-636-2590
4. 411 Thatcher Building, 5th & Main Street, Pueblo, Colorado 81003
Phone: 719-545-9751 / Fax: 719-545-3832
5. 215 Federal Building, 400 Road Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501
Phone: 970-245-9553 / Fax: 970-245-9523
6. 954 East Second Avenue, Suite 107, Durango, Colorado 81301
Phone: 970-375-6311 / Fax: 970-375-1321


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Date of Birth: July 18, 1950