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These 10 Latter-day Saints hold positions in U.S. Congress — and that’s the lowest number in nearly a decade


Ten Church members have begun their service in the 116th United States Congress — including four members of the U.S. Senate and six from the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Latter-day Saint lawmakers are all men and represent four different states: Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico and Utah. Eight are Republicans; the other two are Democrats.

The 116th Congress has the fewest number of members in at least a decade. Ten members claiming Church affiliation is the lowest over the last six congresses, according to the Pew Research Center.

Latter-day Saints in the U.S. Senate

  • Michael D. Crapo, R-Idaho, has served in the Senate since 1999. He also served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993 to 1999.
  • Mike Lee, R-Utah, has served in the Senate since 2011.
  • Mitt Romney, R-Utah, begins his first term in the Senate. He previously served as governor of Massachusetts (2003-2007) and was the Republican nominee in the 2012 presidential election.
  • Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, has served in the Senate since 2009. He also represented New Mexico in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1999 to 2009.

Latter-day Saints in the U.S. House of Representatives

  • Andy Biggs, R-Arizona, begins his second term in U.S. Congress.
  • Rob Bishop, R-Utah, has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2003.
  • John Curtis, R-Utah, began serving in the U.S. House of Representatives in November of 2017 after the resignation of fellow Latter-day Saint legislator Jason Chaffetz.
  • Ben McAdams, D-Utah, begins his maiden term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He defeated incumbent and fellow Church member Mia Love in the 2018 election.
  • Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1999.
  • Chris Stewart, R-Utah, has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2013.

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