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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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    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Senator, R-Utah

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    California, Contiguous United States, Castro Valley Senator, R-Nevada

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    New Zealand Senator, R-Utah

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    Searchlight, Nevada, USA Senator, D-Nevada

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    Tucson, Arizona, United States of America Senator, D-New Mexico

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    Kaysville, Utah, United States of America Representative, R-Utah

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    Missouri, United States of America Representative, D-Iowa

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    Los Gatos, California, United States of America Representative, R-Utah

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    American Samoa, United States, with Territories Representative, D-American Samoa

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    Snowflake, Arizona, United States of America Representative, R-Arizona

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    Yuba City, California, Sutter County Representative, R-California

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    Hurricane belt, San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, PR Metropolitan Statistical Area ... Representative, R-Idaho

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    Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America Representative, D-Utah

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    Buck McKeon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Mormon Politicians

    Buck McKeon California, Contiguous United States, United States of America Representative, R-California

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    Burley, Idaho, United States of America Representative, R-Idaho

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    American Fork, Utah, United States of America Governor, R-Utah

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    Area code 801, Salt Lake County, Area codes 801 and 385 Senator, R-Utah, 1993–2010

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    Berkeley Bunker Senator, D-Nevada, 1940–1942

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    St. George, Utah, United States of America Senator, D-Nevada, 1959–1983

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    Richfield, Utah, United States of America Senator, R-Utah, 1974–19193

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    Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Senator, R-Florida, 1981–1987

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    Fillmore, Utah, USA Senator, D-Utah, 1917–1941

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    Frank E. Moss is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Mormon Politicians

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

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    Western United States, Northwestern United States, United States of ... Senator, R-Oregon, 1997–2009

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    Reed Smoot is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Mormon Politicians

    Reed Smoot Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America 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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    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America Representative, Utah Territory

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    Glendale, California, United States of America Representative, R-California, 1991–2009

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    Sparks, Nevada, United States of America 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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    Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America Representative, R-Oklahoma, 1993–2007

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    Area code 801, Salt Lake County, Area codes 801 and 385 Representative, D-Utah, 1959–1963, 1965–1967

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    Howard Nielson Representative, R-Utah, 1983–1991

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    Panguitch, Utah, United States of America Representative, D-Utah, 1973–1975, 1987–1993

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    Norman D. Shumway is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Mormon Politicians

    Norman D. Shumway Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America Representative, R-California, 1979–1991

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    Richard Stallings Representative, R-Idaho, 1985–1993

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    Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County Representative, D-New Hampshire, 1991–1995

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

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    St. Johns, Arizona, United States of America Representative, D-Arizona, 1955–1961

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    Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio Governor, D-Idaho, 1977–1987

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    Redwood City, California, United States of America Governor, Utah

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    George Romney Governor, R-Michigan, 1963–1969

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    Detroit, Michigan, United States of America Governor, R-Massachusetts, 2003–2007

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    Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, United States of America 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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    J. Reuben Clark undersecretary of state, U.S. ambassador to Mexico

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