2012 Utah candidate filings: U.S. Senate

Published: Thursday, April 12 2012 5:30 p.m. MDT

Orrin G. Hatch, Republican Next » 1 of 16 « Prev
Faces primary election June 26



AGE: 78

HOMETOWN: Salt Lake City

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in history from Brigham Young University; law degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

PERSONAL: Wife, Elaine; six children, 23 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.

CAREER: Before winning election to the Senate in 1976, Hatch practiced law in Pennsylvania and Utah. He has served six terms in the Senate.

OF NOTE: Hatch is a prolific songwriter; many of his ballads focus on faith or country. Various Christian music singers have recorded his lyrics. His most recent financial disclosure form shows that he received about $7,500 in 2010 for songwriting royalties, but he's done much better in other years.
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