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Tom Udall | Mormon Politicians

A Democratic Mormon politician, Tom Udall represented New Mexico and reached office in 1998. His was the third district for the state.

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Stewart Udall | Mormon Politicians

This Arizona Congressman for the Democrats went on to become Secretary of the Interior for much of 60’s, with this famous Mormon politician serving under several administrations. Stewart Udall was highly successful as a Mormon politician, despite his Democrat leanings which are unusual for someone of the LDS Church.

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Reed Smoot | Mormon Politicians

This U. S. Senator for the Republican party represented Utah and had the distinction of being the longest serving elected official for the state with thirty years service. This famous Mormon politician, Reed Smoot, also served at the LDS Church as an Apostle which led to his nickname of ‘Apostle-Senator’.

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Olene Walker | Mormon Politicians

Olene Walker is the famous Mormon politician who served Utah for eleven years under Mike Levitt before assuming his role as Governor and being the first woman to do so. Unfortunately, she was unable to be nominated by her party to run again for the position in the following year of 2004. This celebrity Mormon left her nomination bid too late, deciding to run for a full term again once her rivals had already gotten their campaigns into full swing.

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Elbert Thomas | Mormon Politicians

Elbert Thomas was the famous Mormon democrat who made a strong push for U. S. Soldiers to rescue Jewish refugees from the clutches of the Nazi regime during the second world war. It was through this celebrity Mormon politician’s lobbying that the then President Roosevelt made the arrangements for a War Refuge Board. In addition to this, Thomas used his position as a famous Mormon politician to advocate for better labour rights, welfare, and education.

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Chris Stewart | Mormon Politicians

A former pilot, Chris Stewart is a famous Mormon politician who was backed by famous Mormon radio host Glen Beck to achieve a position in the general election against the Democratic candidate with a huge margin of nearly 62%.

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William Ide | Mormon Politicians

In the 1800’s, this famous Mormon President led an army to capture Northern California, raising a flag and declaring themselves as an independent nation with Ide chosen to lead them. However, this patriotic Mormon politician joined with the rest of the U.S. when war with Mexico broke out, effectively disbanding the Republic.

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Wally Herger | Mormon Politicians

Famous Mormon politician Wally Herger has so far served ten terms as California’s Congressman, as a republican. He was first elected to the post in 1986 and presides over California’s second district.

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Terry Rooney | Mormon Politicians

A Mormon MP with the Labour party in the UK, Terry Rooney was elected in the 90’s as the sole LDS Church member joining parliament where he worked under the then wildly popular Prime Minister Tony Blair. His constituency was Bradford North.

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Terrel Bell | Mormon Politicians

Terrel Bell was the famous Mormon who served as the Secretary of Education for the Republican Party during which he established the National Commission on Excellence in Education to better help build a framework for which America could produce new talent and minds. Two years later, in 1983, he also produced a report that demanded better reforms for education, outlining the impending risks inherent with a inadequate education system that could not evolve with evolving technologies and developments.

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