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Mormon Politicians

List of notable or famous Mormon politicians. These Mormon leaders and government employees are all members in good standing of the Church of Latter Day Saints, and are considered practicing Mormons. In 2012, Mormon politicians received a lot of attention, as not 1 but two former Mormon elected officials - Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman - participated in the Republican Primary. (Huntsman dropped out of the race after a poor showing in some key early battleground states, and eventually endorsed Romney for the nomination.) Huntsman had been the governor of Utah and Romney had been governor of Massachusetts and a candidate for the GOP nomination in 2008. Romney's father, George Romney, was also a Mormon and a politician, serving as Governor of Michigan in the 1960s.

Though most Mormons in representative government were elected in the United States, where Mormonism was born, there are a number of Mormons who hold elected positions in other countries as well. All are included on this list, such as Moroni Bing Torgan of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies and Keiko Itokazu of the Japanese Diet.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (sometimes known simply as the LDS Church or the Mormon Church) is the largest denomination in the "Latter Day Saint Movement" inspired by the message of Joseph Smith. The church currently claims 14.1 million adherents around the world, with 50,000 missionaries currently serving worldwide. The church models its teachings and organizations on Joseph Smith's original Church of Christ, founded in 1830.

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    Mike Crapo Senator, R-Idaho

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    1934 Senator, R-Utah

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    1960 Senator, R-Nevada

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    Senator, R-Utah

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    1939 Senator, D-Nevada

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    1948 Senator, D-New Mexico

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    1951 Representative, R-Utah

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    1934 Representative, D-Iowa

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    1967 Representative, R-Utah

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    Eni Faleomavaega Representative, D-American Samoa

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    1962 Representative, R-Arizona

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    1945 Representative, R-California

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    Raúl Labrador Representative, R-Idaho

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    1960 Representative, D-Utah

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    Buck McKeon Representative, R-California

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    1950 Representative, R-Idaho

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    Gary Herbert Governor, R-Utah

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    Bob Bennett Senator, R-Utah, 1993–2010

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    Berkeley Bunker Senator, D-Nevada, 1940–1942

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    1912 Senator, D-Nevada, 1959–1983

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    1932 Senator, R-Utah, 1974–19193

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    1927 Senator, R-Florida, 1981–1987

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    1863 Senator, D-Utah, 1917–1941

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    Frank E. Moss Senator, D-Utah, 1959–1977

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    1952 Senator, R-Oregon, 1997–2009

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    Reed Smoot Senator, R-Utah, 1903–1933

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    Elbert Duncan Thomas Senator, D-Utah, 1933–51

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    Hamer Budge Representative, R-Idaho, 1951–1961

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    1799 Representative, Utah Territory

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    1950 Representative, R-California, 1991–2009

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    1944 Representative, R-Nevada, 1997–2006

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    George Hansen Representative, R-Idaho, 1965–1969, 1975–1985

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    Ralph Harding Representative, D, Idaho, 1961–1965

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    1950 Representative, R-Oklahoma, 1993–2007

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    1917 Representative, D-Utah, 1959–1963, 1965–1967

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    Howard Nielson Representative, R-Utah, 1983–1991

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    1937 Representative, D-Utah, 1973–1975, 1987–1993

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    Norman D. Shumway 1934 Representative, R-California, 1979–1991

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    Richard Stallings Representative, R-Idaho, 1985–1993

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    1957 Representative, D-New Hampshire, 1991–1995

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    Morris King Udall Representative, D-Arizona, 1961–1991

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    1920 Representative, D-Arizona, 1955–1961

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    1814 Governor, D-Idaho, 1977–1987

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    1960 Governor, Utah

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    Mike Leavitt Governor, R-Utah, 1993–2003

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    George Romney Governor, R-Michigan, 1963–1969

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    1947 Governor, R-Massachusetts, 2003–2007

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    1921 Secretary of Education

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    Ezra Taft Benson Secretary of Agriculture, 1953–1961

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    Angela Buchanan Treasurer of the United States, 1981–1983

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