Enid Greene
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Enid Greene

Personal data
Date of birthJune 5, 1958(age 52)
Place of birthSan Rafael, California
Political partyRepublican
SpouseJoe Waldholtz (divorced)
ReligionThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah's 2nd district
Assumed office1995 � 1997
Succeeded byMerrill Cook
Preceded byKaren Shepherd

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Enid Greene, formerly Enid Greene Waldholtz (born June 5, 1958) is a politician from the state of Utah who served one term in the United States House of Representatives. She was the third woman and first Republican woman elected to congress from Utah. Since her retirement in 1997 no woman has served in Congress from Utah.

Greene was born in San Rafael, California. She graduated from East High School and earned her B.A. from the University of Utah in 1980. She received her law degree from Brigham Young University in 1983.

She worked as a lawyer for software company Novell and then at a Salt Lake City law firm. She was deputy chief of staff for Governor Norman H. Bangerter.

As a young Republican, Enid met Joe Waldholtz and they were soon in a relationship. Greene ran for the House of Representatives in 1992 against Karen Shepherd for the Utah Second District, which was entirely contained in Salt Lake County at that time, losing by four percentage points.

Greene married Waldholtz in 1993. After her marriage, Greene took the name Enid Greene Waldholtz. During her 1994 rematch against Shepherd, Joe acted as her campaign manager. Her campaign spent approximately $2 million, the most expensive House race in the country that year. Greene was swept into the 104th Congress in the Republican landslide in November. She was named to the House Rules Committee, the first freshman on that committee in over 80 years, and considered to be a potential rising star in the party. In March 1995, she announced she was pregnant. Greene became the second representative to ever give birth while in office (the first being Yvonne Brathwaite Burke) and the first Republican.

Her term was marred with scandal as her campaign was accused of campaign finance violations. Almost $1.8 million of the money spent in the 1994 campaign came from her husband, Joe, who had embezzled nearly $4 million from her father. Joe Waldholtz disappeared in November 1995 for six days before surrendering to police. During that time she announced that she was suing for divorce, for custody of her daughter, and to change her name back to 'Enid Greene'. Under pressure from Utah Republicans, she announced on March 5, 1996 that she would not seek re-election to Congress. Joe Waldholtz pleaded guilty to federal charges of tax, bank, and campaign fraud, and then, while out on parole, was subsequently convicted of forging insurance and Veterans Affairs checks from his stepmother and his late father.

Greene has slowly made her way back up the state Republican ladder in Utah. In 2003, she was elected vice chair of the state Republican party.

Greene was a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Utah in 2004, but her ticket with gubernatorial candidate Nolan Karras was unsuccessful, garnering only 34% of the vote in the Republican primary.

After losing in the primary, Greene went back to being state party vice chairwoman. Greene became acting chair of the Utah Republican Party upon the resignation of Joe Cannon in November 2006, and was unanimously elected to serve as state party chair in February 2007 until the next convention in June 2007.

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Police Charge Ex-Husband in Double Slaying - NBC Connecticut Tweet this news
NBC Connecticut--Until May 13, he was married to -Enid- Dickens Orlando, 57, who he is accused of shooting to death just after 8 am on Monday in their former home. ... - Date : Mon, 14 Jun 2010 22:07:02 GMT+00:00
Fans up in arms over Fan Fest beer price - Times LIVE Tweet this news
Times LIVE--"In keeping with the environmental -Green- Goals of the Fan Fest, visitors will not receive disposable cups but will have to buy an official commemorative ... - Date : Fri, 11 Jun 2010 12:30:21 GMT+00:00
Robichaux, Osborne fittingly honored - The Daily Advertiser Tweet this news
The Daily Advertiser--He recorded three hits in Saturday's 4-2 loss to Texas against first team All-American and Big 12 Pitcher of the Year Cole -Green-. Osborne tossed a five-hit ... - Date : Tue, 08 Jun 2010 07:50:40 GMT+00:00
Local, area girls spend 4 days at day camp - Enid News & Eagle Tweet this news
Enid News & Eagle---ENID- � Laughs filled the air Thursday as around 70 girls enjoyed participating in the June Bug Girl Scout ... - Date : Fri, 04 Jun 2010 03:44:15 GMT+00:00
CATCO Presents THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP 6/2-27 - Broadway World Tweet this news
Broadway World--Lord Edgar Hillcrest returns to his ancestral home, Mandacrest, with a new wife, Lady -Enid-, after the untimely - and mysterious - death of his first wife, ... - Date : Mon, 24 May 2010 19:26:40 GMT+00:00
I'M EVERY WOMAN: Confessions of a TKCian wannabe - New Straits Times Tweet this news
New Straits Times--As someone who grew up overdosed on -Enid- Blyton's unputdownable books, especially Mallory Towers, I had romantic notions of life on boarding schools. ... - Date : Mon, 24 May 2010 16:06:20 GMT+00:00
Woman was driving in wrong lane - Enid News & Eagle Tweet this news
Enid News & Eagle---ENID- � Two teens were injured Wednesday night when their car was struck head-on by a vehicle driven by a ... - Date : Fri, 21 May 2010 03:10:11 GMT+00:00
Bennett's fight signals a change in Utah politics - Deseret News Tweet this news
Deseret News---...- up in a real-life scandal - as former US Rep. -Enid Greene- was in 1995 - then any GOP incumbent could serve until he or she died or retired from office.--- - Date : Fri, 23 Apr 2010 06:05:52 GMT+00:00
JCJC inks five more to baseball pacts - Laurel Leader Call Tweet this news
Laurel Leader Call--The regional winner will then go to the NJCAA Division II World Series in -Enid-, Okla., on May 29-June 5. All remaining Bobcat baseball games will air on ... - Date : Fri, 30 Apr 2010 16:07:33 GMT+00:00
Home schooling: Carmel River School holds home tour as fundraiser - Monterey County Herald Tweet this news
Monterey County Herald--Thodos even received a compliment from a Carmel preservationist, the late -Enid- Sales, who said Thodos was creating the Carmel cottages of today, ... - Date : Sat, 17 Apr 2010 09:16:53 GMT+00:00

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Karen Shepherd
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Utah's 2 congressional district

Succeeded by
Merrill Cook

 : Results 1992 - 1994
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct
1992  Karen Shepherd 127,738  50%  Enid Greene 118,307  47%  A. Peter Crane  Independent 6,274 2% *
1994  Karen Shepherd 66,911  36%  Enid Greene Waldholtz 85,507  46%  Merrill Cook  Independent 34,167 18%

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