Tom Udall

Ben Cardin




RACE SUMMARY:  JAC proudly supports Udall for his continued work to strengthen the U.S. - Israel relationship and for fighting to protect women’s reproductive choices.

VOTING RECORD: Project Vote Smart, Govtrack US


Party:  Democrat
Born:  5/18/1948
  • Prescott College (BA)
  • Cambridge University (LLB)
  • University of New Mexico School of Law (JD)

Occupation:  Attorney
Family:  Married, 1 child
Religion: Mormon


  • New Mexico Attorney General (1991-1999)
  • US House of Representatives, (1999-2009)
  • US Senator (2009-present)


  • Committee on Appropriations
  • Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Committee on Environment and Public Works
  • Committee on Indian Affairs
  • Committee on Rules and Administration

Elected: 2008



  • Co-sponsored U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act which states that Israel is a major strategic partner of the United States and directs the U.S. to engage in cooperative activities with Israel in the areas such as water, energy, agriculture and homeland security
  • Supported U.S. funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defense program
  • Supported a resolution expressing vigorous support and unwavering commitment to the welfare, security, and survival of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders


  • Earned a 100 percent pro-choice rating from NARAL
  • Supports Roe v. Wade
  • Supported Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive insurance coverage policy
  • Voted against the birth control refusal law, which would have allowed religious and moral convictions to be imposed on women’s health programs
  • Supported increased funding for women’s health services, which includes Title X family planning programs

In His Own Words

  • “We must also continue our work with all stakeholders in the Israeli/Palestinian peace process while supporting Israel's ability to defend itself.” 1

Sources: (1)

Interesting Facts

Udall comes from a long line of politically active family members.  His first cousin, Mark Udall, was a Senator in Colorado. 

Udall is an avid mountain climber and fly-fisherman.