James David "Jim" Matheson (born March 21, 1960) is the U.S. Representative for Utah's 2nd congressional district, serving since 2001. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes eastern Salt Lake City. Matheson currently holds the distinction of representing the most Republican district in the nation represented by a Democrat.
Early life, education and career
Matheson was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and obtained an A.B. from Harvard College and his M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. His father, Scott M. Matheson, served as Governor of Utah from 1977 to 1985, and his brother, Scott Matheson, Jr., was the 2004 Democratic nominee for Governor. Matheson is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Prior to entering politics, ...
Washington • A few million dollars flowed into the accounts of congressional candidates from Utah at the end of 2011, according to the latest disclosure reports filed Tuesday. And that was before the Senate and House races even heat up.
With Sen. Orrin Hatch facing a challenge from within his party, Rep. Jim Matheson switching districts and a wide open race in the 2nd Congressional District, expect 2012 to be an expensive political year.
Here is a rundown of the campaign finance reports covering the past three months of 2011:
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As we wait for Thursday night to hear President Obama expound on his jobs plan, I am reminded of an old adage that is so relevant today. . .the one that says, “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem”.
That’s where Democratic Representative Jim Matheson, representing Utah’s Second Congressional District, sits today . . . on his thumbs, on the sidelines, doing absolutely nothing to help President Obama turn the economy around; part of the problemwhen he could be part of the solution.
Politics . . . as usual.
Jim Matheson is ...
Incumbency has its privileges, even in a congressional district without an incumbent.
Rep. Jim Matheson leads all challengers, none of whom in these early stages can match his name recognition or likability, in Utah's recently drawn 4th Congressional District, a new poll shows.
The Democratic six-term congressman quickly established himself as the frontrunner in the new district after jumping a week ago from the 2nd District for the 2012 election. But that doesn't mean he isn't in for a tough fight.
"Jim Matheson will have a lot of work to do win," pollster Dan Jones said. "I believe this ...