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Mark Udall

Personal data
Date of birthJuly 18, 1950(age 66)
Place of birthTucson, Arizona
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseMaggie L. Fox
ResidenceEldorado Springs, Colorado
Alma materWilliams College (B.A.)
Occupationteacher
ReligionRaised Presbyterian, currently unspecified
Assumed officeJanuary 3, 2009
Serving with Michael Bennet
Preceded byWayne Allard
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Colorado's 2nd district
In officeJanuary 3, 1999 - January 3, 2009
Succeeded byJared Polis
Preceded byDavid Skaggs
Member of the Colorado House of Representatives from the 13th District
In office1996 - 1998
Succeeded byTom Plant
Preceded byPeggy Lamm

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Mark Emery Udall (born July 18, 1950) is the senior United States Senator from Colorado and a member of the Democratic Party. From 1999 to 2009, Udall served in the United States House of Representatives, representing . He also served a term in the Colorado House of Representatives.

Born in Tucson, Arizona, he is the son of former U.S. Representative Morris "Mo" Udall. The Udall family is one of America's more prolific political families. Mark Udall graduated from Williams College in 1972 and moved to Colorado. He worked at the Colorado Outward Bound School for 20 years, including ten years as the school's executive director. He was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 1996. After one term he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served five terms and worked on energy and national resources.

Udall won a competitive election for the U.S. Senate in 2008, defeating Republican challenger Bob Schaffer. He chairs the Senate Energy Subcommittee on National Parks. Udall is a prolific mountaineer and was featured in Men's Journal magazine for his athletic abilities.


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