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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah)


Biography
District: 3rd District
Political Highlights: Utah Valley University Board of Trustees, 2007-08; U.S. House, 2009-present
Born: March 26, 1967; Los Gatos, Calif.
Residence: Alpine
Religion: Mormon
Family: Wife, Julie Chaffetz; three children
Education: Brigham Young U., B.A. 1989
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (3rd term)
Committee Assignments: Homeland Security (Counterterrorism & Intelligence; Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection & Security Technologies); Judiciary (Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet; Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security & Investigations); Oversight & Government Reform (Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements; National Security - Chairman)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2014generalJason Chaffetz (R) 102,95272.2
Brian Wonnacott (D) 32,05922.5
Zack Strong (IA) 3,1922.2
Stephen Tryon (UNA) 2,5841.8
Ben Mates (UNA) 1,5131.1
2012generalJason Chaffetz (R) 198,82876.6
Soren Simonsen (D) 60,71923.4
2010generalJason Chaffetz (R) 139,72172.3
Karen Hyer (D) 44,32022.9
Douglas Sligting (CNSTP) 4,5962.4
Jake Shannon (LIBERT) 2,9451.5
Joseph Puente (UNA) 1,6040.8
2008generalJason Chaffetz (R) 187,03565.6
Bennion Spencer (D) 80,62628.3
Jim Noorlander (CNSTP) 17,4086.1
Roll Call Vitals

233rd

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Utah Rep. Jim Matheson (D) is 132nd.

46th

Utah is 46th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

81,531

Twitter Followers (@jasoninthehouse)

106th

Rep. Jason Chaffetz has the 106th 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.