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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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Mitt Romney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 71 - Governor, R-Massachusetts, 2003–2007

Harry Reid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 79 - Senator, D-Nevada

Orrin Hatch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 84 - Senator, R-Utah

Jeff Flake is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 56 - Representative, R-Arizona

Jon Huntsman, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 58 - Governor, Utah

Dean Heller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 58 - Senator, R-Nevada

Tom Udall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 70 - Senator, D-New Mexico

Rob Bishop is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 67 - Representative, R-Utah

Jason Chaffetz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 51 - Representative, R-Utah

Jim Matheson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 58 - Representative, D-Utah

Mike Lee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Mormon Politicians
Senator, R-Utah

Mike Simpson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 68 - Representative, R-Idaho

Raúl Labrador is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 51 - Representative, R-Idaho

Jake Garn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 86 - Senator, R-Utah, 1974–19193

Paula Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Mormon Politicians
Died at 82 (1927-2009) - Senator, R-Florida, 1981–1987

Gordon H. Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 66 - Senator, R-Oregon, 1997–2009

Howard Cannon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Mormon Politicians
Died at 90 (1912-2002) - Senator, D-Nevada, 1959–1983

Stewart Udall is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Mormon Politicians
Died at 90 (1920-2010) - Representative, D-Arizona, 1955–1961

William H. King is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Mormon Politicians
Died at 86 (1863-1949) - Senator, D-Utah, 1917–1941

Ernest Istook is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 68 - Representative, R-Oklahoma, 1993–2007

Wally Herger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 73 - Representative, R-California

Jim Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 74 - Representative, R-Nevada, 1997–2006

Terrel Bell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Mormon Politicians
Died at 75 (1921-1996) - Secretary of Education

Leonard Boswell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 84 - Representative, D-Iowa

David M. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Mormon Politicians
Died at 91 (1905-1996) - secretary of treasury, 1969–1971, ambassador to NATO, 1972–1973