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17 Mormons in Congress in 2013

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 13 2012 10:54 p.m. MST

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R-Ariz.

Education

Arizona State University

Brigham Young University

Professional

Telecommunications executive and community affairs manager

Member of the Arizona Senate
from the 21st district 1991–1995

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's 1st district 1995–2001

Lobbyist and chairman of the Arizona Republican Party 2002

President of the Competitive Telecommunications Association 2008

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's 5th district in 2013

Source: http://salmonforcongress.com/
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eastcoastcoug
Danbury, CT

Why in the world does Utah keep voting in Hatch? He ran against Frank Moss in 1976, saying that Moss was too old. Hatch is a dinosaur by comparison and has apparently lost his marbles, judging by his rant at HS students last month. He is about 20 years past his peak.

Perfect Union
Washington, DC

You forgot Mo Brooks from Alabama.

coltakashi
Richland, WA

INteresting that 7% of the Senate is LDS, while the US population is only 2% LDS. Only Utah has an LDS majority, while Idaho has a large LDS minority, but the LDS in NV, AZ and NM are less than 10%.

Mike in Sandy
Sandy, UT

They have trouble running a state.
17 is 17 too many.

A voice of Reason
Salt Lake City, UT

eastcoastcoug,

I voted for Hatch because his votes in the U.S. Senate show that I agree more with him than those running against him.

Respectfully, I wonder why that is not reason enough for others? I welcome those who vote differently. But questioning my vote doesn't produce anything good or uplifting.

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coltakashi,

We simply believe in responsibility and a government of peace- which considering the contents of the Book of Mormon, isn't surprising.

1) We share the belief that we're all on a very personal journey of faith.

2) We share the belief that government ought to protect freedom, not abuse it. We share the belief that as we receive so much, we ought to love and serve our neighbors.

3) The point of #2 is to protect everyone's right to freely choose or not choose #1 of their own accord.

In an age where our freedom is threatened by social, media, political, and all other agendas and isms, it's no wonder that we engage in political discourse and activism so much. For me it's simple: while we don't all agree on a lot of stuff, we do agree on protecting our freedom and being responsible.

Straitpath
PROVO, UT

If you believe our country is in trouble, I think you would have to believe Senator Hatch is a large part of the problem. But he won and now he must live with his conscience and I don't want to hear the excuse you must go along to get along in Washington. It doesn't wash with me. And yes, I am bitter.

J-TX
Allen, TX

I blame all of you who continue to vote in your favorite son or daughter because they continue to bring home the pork.

I for one voted for no incumbents. We will not get change until we turn over the status quo. Unfortunately most of America voted for exactly the same people that have been so ineffective for the last 20 years.

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