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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.)


Biography
District: 5th District
Political Highlights: Ariz. Senate, 1991-95; U.S. House, 1995-2001; Republican nominee for governor, 2002; Ariz. Republican Party chairman, 2005-07; U.S. House, 2013-present
Born: Jan. 21, 1958; Salt Lake City, Utah
Residence: Mesa
Religion: Mormon
Family: Wife, Nancy; four children
Education: Arizona State U., B.A. 1981; Brigham Young U., M.P.A. 1986
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (4th term)
Committee Assignments: Education & the Workforce (Health, Employment, Labor & Pensions; Higher Education & Workforce Training); Foreign Affairs (Asia & the Pacific; Western Hemisphere - Chairman)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalMatt Salmon (R) 183,47067.2
Spencer Morgan (D) 89,58932.8
1998generalMatt Salmon (R) 98,84064.6
David Mendoza (D) 54,10835.4
1996generalMatt Salmon (R) 135,63460.2
John Cox (D) 89,73839.8
1994generalMatt Salmon (R) 101,35056.0
Chuck Blanchard (D) 70,62739.0
Bob Howarth (LIBERT) 8,8904.9
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: AZ-05)
 
Safe Republican


See Also:

(Full Race Ratings Map)

230th

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Arizona Rep. Ed Pastor (D) is 43rd.

33rd

Arizona is 33rd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

5,373

Twitter Followers (@RepMattSalmon)

71st

Rep. Matt Salmon has the 71st most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.


Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.