Three members of the Church have joined the ranks of LDS serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, bringing the total of Mormons serving in Congress to 13.
Congressmen elected on Nov. 6 were:Dick Swett, a member of the Concord 2nd Ward, Concord New Hampshire Stake, who was elected from New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District. He is the first Democrat to be elected in the district since 1912.
Bill Orton, a member of the BYU 70th Ward, BYU 13th Stake, who will represent Utah's 3rd Congressional District. Orton is the first Democrat to be elected to the 3rd District seat since it was organized.
John T. Doolittle, R-Calif., a member of the Rocklin 1st Ward in the Roseville California Stake, who will represent the 14th Congressional District in California.
Re-elected to the House of Representatives were Rep. Morris K. Udall, D-Ariz.; Rep. Wally Herger, R-Calif.; and Rep. Ronald C. Packard, R-Calif.; Rep. Richard H. Stallings, D-Idaho; Rep. James V. Hansen, R-Utah; and Rep. Wayne Owens, D-Utah; and Eni Faleomavaega, D-American Samoa.
Three LDS members serving in the U.S. Senate were not up for re-election this year. They are Sen. Harry M. Reid, D-Nev.; Sen. Jake Garn, R-Utah; and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.