Who is Tom Udall?

Thomas Stewart Udall most commonly known by the name Tom Udall is an American politician who is serving as the United States Senator from New Mexico. He also served as the representative of the United States New Mexico’s 3rd congressional district from 1999 to 2009. Additionally, he was the Attorney General of New Mexico from 1991 to 1999. He is a Democrat.

Tom Udall Personal Details
Full NameThomas Stewart Udall
Nick NameUdall 
Birth DateMay 18, 1948
Age72 years old
Birth PlaceTucson, Arizona
Political Party Democratic
EducationUniversity of New MexicoCambridge University Prescott College
ProfessionPolitician, Attorney
FatherStewart Udall
MotherErmalee Lenora
Marital StatusMarried
WifeJill Cooper
Net Worth$2 Million
Social Media AccountsTwitter / Facebook / Instagram / Youtube
Tom Udall Age, Birthday

Tom Udall was born on 18th May 1948, in Tucson Arizona. He is seventy-two years old as of November 2020. He celebrates his birthday on the 18th of May, each year. 

Tom Udall Family, Early Life

Tom Udall was born into a political family in Tucson Arizona. His father, Stewart Udall was the Secretary of the Interior from 1961 to 1969. Ermalee Lenora is his mother. House for 30 years from Arizona and also ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1976.   Jesse A. Udall is the name of their cousin who served as an Arizona Supreme Court justice from 1960 to 1972. Tom Udall’s several other family members have served in the federal government and as federal judges.

Tom Udall Education

Tom Udall graduated with a pre-law degree from Prescott College in 1970. He earned a Bachelor of Law Degree from Cambridge University in England in 1975. He earned a Juris Doctor in 1977 from the University of New Mexico School of Law.

Tom Udall Career

Tom Udall began his career as an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver, Colorado from 1978 to 1981. He also served as chief counsel to the New Mexico Department of Health and Environment from 1983 to 1984.

Tom Udall ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982. He lost the Democratic primary election to Bill Richardson. Again in 1988, Tom ran for the U.S. House of Representatives but also lost a second bid. Then, he began to serve as a New Mexico attorney general from 1990 to 1998.

Tom Udall again ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1998. He won the election defeating Bill Redmond with 53 percent of the vote. He was re-elected four times more with no opposition. During his terms in the House, Udall mainly focused on environmental matters. He co-founded the Congressional International Conservation Caucus.

Tom Udall announced his run for Senate seat in November 2007 which was held by the retirement of Republican Pete Domenici. He won the election defeating Steve Pearce, a Republican with 61 percent of the vote. He was sworn into office in 2009.

Udall announced that he would not run for reelection in 2020 on March 25, 2019.

Tom Udall Wife, Children

Tom Udall married Jill Cooper Udall. They have one child, a daughter. The couple lives in Santa Fe with their daughter.

Tom Udall Net Worth

Tom Udall’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 Million as of 2020. His primary income source is from being a successful politician.

Tom Udall Recent News

Tom Udall was named a candidate for Secretary of the Interior in the Biden Administration.

Tom Udall Awards
  • Tom Udall received the Edgar Wayburn Award, Sierra Club’s top award in 2018. 
Tom Udall Social Media Accounts

Twitter: @SenatorTomUdall

Followers: 178.6k

Instagram: @senatortomudall

Followers: 3.53k

Facebook: @senatortomudall

Followers: 50k

Youtube: Senator Tom Udall

Subscribers: 486


Tom Udall Other Facts:
  • Tom Udall was a leading supporter of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010 which reformed health care.
  • Tom Udall co-sponsored the Green New Deal, a policy that would establish net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, in late 2019.
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