Tom Udall strives to be a strong advocate for the families of New Mexico, for a clean
economy, for affordable and accessible health care, and for our nation's veterans.
Tom attended Prescott College, graduating with a pre-law degree in 1970. He received a
Bachelor of Laws from Cambridge University in England and a Juris Doctor from the
University of New Mexico School of Law.
From 1990 to 1999 Udall served as Attorney General of New Mexico. In 1998 Udall was
elected to the U.S. House. In 2007 he was elected to the U.S. Senate, with 61% of the
Udall voted to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell and to modernize the FDA Food Safety law. He
voted for the DREAM Act, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the Affordable
Care Act. He was one of the first members of Congress to publicly express concern about
NSA overreach, a year before Edward Snowden's disclosure of the PRISM program. Udall
supports gun control and has received an F rating from the NRA. He has taken a
role on environmental issues, receiving a lifetime score of 96% from the League of
A member of the Udall family, he is the son of Stewart Udall, nephew of Mo Udall, and
cousin of Mark Udall. Tom is married to Jill Cooper, a former attorney and long-time
advocate for the arts. They have a grown daughter and live in Santa Fe.