Mormon Politicians

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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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    Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Area code 412 Senator, R-Utah

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    Castro Valley, California, United States of America Senator, R-Nevada

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    New Zealand Senator, R-Utah

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    Harry Reid is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Mormon Politicians

    Harry Reid Searchlight, Nevada, USA Senator, D-Nevada

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

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    Rob Bishop is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Mormon Politicians

    Rob Bishop Kaysville, Utah, USA Representative, R-Utah

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    Missouri, United States of America Representative, D-Iowa

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    Los Gatos, California, USA 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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    Carolina, United States^! with Territories 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 Tujunga, Los Angeles, California 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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    Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Senator, R-Utah, 1993–2010

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    Berkeley Bunker Senator, D-Nevada, 1940–1942

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    St. George, Utah, USA 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, United States of America Senator, R-Florida, 1981–1987

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    Fillmore, Utah, United States of America 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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    Pendleton, Oregon, United States of America 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, USA Representative, Utah Territory

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    Area code 818, Glendale, California Representative, R-California, 1991–2009

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    Jim Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Mormon Politicians

    Jim Gibbons 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, USA Representative, R-Oklahoma, 1993–2007

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    Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America 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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    Arizona, USA, St. Johns 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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    Mitt Romney is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Mormon Politicians

    Mitt Romney Detroit, Michigan, USA Governor, R-Massachusetts, 2003–2007

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    Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, USA 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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