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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 72
Governor, R-Massachusetts, 2003–2007
Harry Reid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 80
Senator, D-Nevada
Orrin Hatch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 85
Senator, R-Utah
Jeff Flake is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 57
Representative, R-Arizona
Jon Huntsman, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 59
Governor, Utah
Dean Heller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 59
Senator, R-Nevada
Tom Udall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 71
Senator, D-New Mexico
Rob Bishop is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 68
Representative, R-Utah
Jason Chaffetz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 52
Representative, R-Utah
Jim Matheson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 59
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 69
Representative, R-Idaho
Raúl Labrador is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 52
Representative, R-Idaho
Jake Garn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 87
Senator, R-Utah, 1974–19193
Paula Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Mormon Politicians
Dec. at 82 (1927-2009)
Senator, R-Florida, 1981–1987
Gordon H. Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 67
Senator, R-Oregon, 1997–2009
Howard Cannon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Mormon Politicians
Dec. at 90 (1912-2002)
Senator, D-Nevada, 1959–1983
Stewart Udall is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Mormon Politicians
Dec. at 90 (1920-2010)
Representative, D-Arizona, 1955–1961
William H. King is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Mormon Politicians
Dec. at 86 (1863-1949)
Senator, D-Utah, 1917–1941
Ernest Istook is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 69
Representative, R-Oklahoma, 1993–2007
Wally Herger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 74
Representative, R-California
Jim Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 75
Representative, R-Nevada, 1997–2006
Terrel Bell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Mormon Politicians
Dec. at 75 (1921-1996)
Secretary of Education
Leonard Boswell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Mormon Politicians
age 85
Representative, D-Iowa
David M. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Mormon Politicians
Dec. at 91 (1905-1996)
secretary of treasury, 1969–1971, ambassador to NATO, 1972–1973